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How Cambodia’s Statues Ended Up in the World’s Biggest Museums

After decades of war, many of its historical treasures had been looted. Now the country wants them back.

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Storylines: How Looted Statues Ended Up in Major Museums

In the aftermath of decades of war, many of Cambodia’s historical treasures had vanished. Some found their way into the most famous museums in the world. One intermediary, the late Douglas Latchford, was known for buying and selling beautiful, intricate statues built into the Southeast Asian nation’s sacred temples.

In this episode of Bloomberg’s Storylines, we meet a man who has made it his mission to get those statues, and others like them, back home.