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Nepal's Historic Buddhist Artefacts Are Being Looted



Nepal: The Nice Plunder: Mustang is one among Nepal’s remotest areas and boasts a wealthy cultural historical past. But holy websites are being ransacked at an unprecedented price, and stolen artefacts bought to rich collectors and museums.

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“Spiritual locations of worship far and wide are being damaged into. It’s fairly drastic in the mean time. We’re struggling heritage loss at fairly an alarming price.” Tashi Bista grew up in Mustang and has been learning the area’s spiritual icons for a decade. He has been witness to plunder in even probably the most far-flung temples and websites of worship. The path is traced to Kathmandu, and hidden cameras expose a rich antiques vendor who freely acknowledges his gross sales to the black market. When offered with the proof, Pushkar Karki of Nepal’s Central Investigation Bureau is nonplussed: “I do admit that we should always have been extra proactive on this”.

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