Looted ancient artefacts returned to Thailand

Ban Chiang excavation site.

Ban Chiang excavation site. Image by Thomas Wanhoff / CC BY-SA 2.0

The US has returned more than 500 artefacts looted from Ban Chiang, an archaeological site in Thailand's northeast, to their rightful home. The haul of prehistoric antiquities, which includes pottery, bronze tools, sandstone moulds and glass ornaments, was returned to the Thai Kingdom following the signing of a non-prosecution agreement between the two countries, and is now being kept at the Kanjanapisek National Museum in Pathum Thani. Read more: straitstimes.com

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