Sotheby’s auction house in New York has agreed to return a pre-Angkorian statue, looted from Koh Ker temple in the 1970s, to Cambodia, government officials said Friday. The decision marks the end of an almost two-year-long legal battle involving Sotheby’s and the U.S. and Cambodian governments over ownership of the Duryodhana warrior, a 10th century sandstone statue that was put up for auction in March 2011. The U.S. halted the auction on behalf of the Cambodian government as it was argued that the Duryodhana was looted from Koh Ker temple in Preah Vihear province during the civil war in the
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