The heads of six 17th century Buddha heads were stolen from a temple in Thailand’s Lopburi province.
Bangkok Post, 23 October 2009
Robbers have cut off and stolen the heads of six Buddha images more than three centuries old from a temple in Lop Buri’s Muang district,
The oldest of the six Buddha images was believed to have been shaped and placed at Wat Luang Thai Talad in 1683, according to Pol Lt Col Arongdet Sa-ardbua, who is heading the investigation into the thefts.
All of the images were carved between the late Ayutthaya period and the early Rattanakosin period, Pol Lt Col Arongdet said.