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New York Museum to Return 10th Century Statues to Cambodia

  • VOA News

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is returning two 10th century statues to Cambodia.

The two stone sculptures, called "Kneeling Attendants," were donated to the museum in the 1980s and 1990s.

Museum director Thomas Campbell said Friday, however, that officials recently found new information on the ownership history of the statues, which they did not have 20 years ago. He said the museum is committed to an ongoing effort to learn as much as possible about the ownership history of its collection.

He gave no details on the true ownership of the statues.