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Organized Crime, Military Linked to Theft of Cambodian Artifacts

Over the past 40 years Cambodia’s cultural heritage has been looted on a massive scale, with countless thousands of artifacts taken from hundreds of sites, smuggled out of the country and into museums and private collections around the world. New research indicates that not only was much of this the work of organized networks, but that most pieces have disappeared from public view - probably forever.   Between the start of Cambodia’s civil war in 1970 and the eventual end of...

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