Disgraced art dealer’s family returns rare royal jewels to Cambodia

While most monarchies’ crown jewels are heavily protected or given pride of place in a museum, dozens of Cambodia’s were, until recently, stashed away in four boxes near London.

The pieces have now been safely returned to Cambodia, the country’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts announced in a press release Monday.

The crown jewels were among 77 pieces of centuries-old gold jewelry handed over by the family of Douglas Latchford, a British antiquities dealer and leading scholar on Khmer art who in 2019 was accused by US authorities of trafficking artifacts looted from Cambodia.

In full: https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/cambodia-stolen-crown-jewels-returned-intl-hnk/index.html

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