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Stolen Artefacts

Metropolitan Museum of Art returns stolen 14th and 11th century artefacts to Nepal

Two artefacts from 14th and 11th century, stolen from Nepal in 1984-85 and 1995 were returned by Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Nigerian artists offer to donate artwork to British Museum in a bid to encourage them to return looted artefact

In 1897, a British Military force looted thousands of metal sculptures and ivory carvings from Western Africa's Kingdom of Benin from Edo State which is now part of southern Nigeria. They have been regarded amongst the greatest work of Africa.

41 stolen artefacts returned during 7 years of PM Modi regime, Congress brought less than 10 pcs: Culture Minister

The Union Minister of Culture and Tourism G Kishan Reddy on Thursday informed that since the time the Modi government came to power in 2014

National Gallery of Australia to hand over 14 artefacts to Indian Govt, most of them were looted from India

Nick Mitzevich, director of NGA said that Australia decided to return these artefacts because of the good relations it shares with India

Tamil Nadu: Golden mangalsutra of Amman stolen from a temple in Thiruvidaimaruthur, probe underway

When doors were opened by the temple guard next day, he found four locks of were broken and the mangalsutra & other items were stolen

Tamil Nadu: Three idols stolen from Amman temple in Chennai

The incident came to light on Thursday morning when the temple priest visited the temple and found out that the idols were missing.

Mann Ki Baat: Canada to return ancient Maa Annapurna idol stolen from Varanasi temple 100 years back, says PM Modi

Emphasising the rich Indian culture and traditions, Prime Minister in his monthly address to the nation said that the World Heritage Week provides a wonderful opportunity to the lovers of culture to revisit the past and to know about the history of these important milestones.

Lord Shiva idol all set to be returned to India, was smuggled to UK in 2003 years after being stolen from Ghateswar Temple: Here...

A team of experts from the ASI had visited London in 2017 and confirmed that the same statue of Lord Shiva was stolen from Rajasthan in 1998

Tamil Nadu: As Pon Manickavel’s Idol Wing wades through legal and bureaucratic delays, hundreds of seized artefacts lie in the open

The artefacts include centuries-old stone sculptures, idols, stone pillars, wooden artefacts, 'Vahanas' or ritual vehicles, and other antiquities. They have been lying in the premises of CBI-CID's Economic Offences Wing in Chennai.

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