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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:04 AM
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Tourist Souveniers Turn Out To Be Ancient Statues
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch tourist's souvenir Hindu statuettes will be sent back to Indonesia and put on show in a museum after they turned out to be valuable 13th century works of art, customs officials said on Thursday.

"The individual bought the statues on a roadside while on holiday in Indonesia, thinking they were new and made to look old," Rotterdam customs press officer Kees Nanninga said.

Rotterdam port customs stumbled across the stone statuettes, one of the elephant-headed god Ganesh, the other a male torso of another Hindu deity, in a spot check late last year.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&nci...
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:07 AM
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1. one never knows, do one? :) n/t
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