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Almost 100 artefacts stolen from Khon Kaen museum

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Khon Kaen National Museum lost almost 100 artefacts in a theft believed to conducted between December 4 and 5.

Police suspected thieves entered the museum during the day as visitors and staying on and stealing the objects during the night.

Fine Arts Department chief Kriengkrai Sampatchalit said Wednesday the stolen artefacts included 55 Buddha amulets and two sheets of gold from Maha Sarakham’s Nadoon Pagoda, 12 amulets from Muangfa Daedsongyang ancient city in Kalasin, 11 bronze Buddha statues from the Tharavadi era as well as seven bronze Buddha and five Bodhisatava statues from the Lop Buri era.

The museum has already filed a complaint with the police, who suspect that the thieves might have entered the museum as visitors and carried out the theft after the venue closed for the night.

(The Nation)


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