Sacred Karen elephant tusks stolen

Bangkok Post, 10 June 2017: Authorities are investigating the theft of centuries-old elephant tusks belonging to a Karen community in Tak province.

TAK: Authorities are trying to track down a pair of centuries-old carved elephant ivory tusks stolen from a Karen village in Umphang district.

Source: Ancient tusks stolen from Karen village | Bangkok Post: news

Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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