Ban Chiang artefacts return to Thailand

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Return of Ban Chiang artefacts from the US. Source: The Nation, 20141120

Last week, over 500 artefacts from Thailand were officially handed back to the country from the Bowers Museum in the US. The artefacts were mostly from Ban Chiang, and the looted properties included bronzes and painted pots.

Return of Ban Chiang artefacts from the US. Source: The Nation, 20141120

Return of Ban Chiang artefacts from the US. Source: The Nation, 20141120

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Ban Chiang artefacts return to Thailand

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Bang Chiang Pots returned to Thailand. Source: Bangkok Post 20140902

Over 500 pieces of ceramics, believed to be looted from the Ban Chiang archaeological site in Thailand have been returned to by the Bowers Museum in California.

Bang Chiang Pots returned to Thailand. Source: Bangkok Post 20140902

Bang Chiang Pots returned to Thailand. Source: Bangkok Post 20140902

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Over in the US, four museums in California are being investigated over possession of artefacts that were allegedly illegally exported from Southeast Asia and looted from Native American lands.

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