U.S. To Return 30 Stolen Ancient Artifacts To Cambodia

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The U.S. agreed on Monday to return 30 looted antiquities to Cambodia, including statues of Buddhist and Hindi deities carved more than 1,000 years ago. The items, which were stolen during civil conflicts between the 1960s and 1990s and sold to Westerners using fake documents, were voluntarily relinquished by U.S. museums and private collectors.

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Cambodia, officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 square miles) in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

The sovereign state of Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. Buddhism is enshrined in the constitution as the official state religion, and is practised by more than 97% of the population. Cambodia’s minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams and 30 hill tribes.

The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh. The kingdom is an elective constitutional monarchy with a monarch chosen by the Royal Council of the Throne as head of state. The head of government is the Prime Minister.

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