PM Brings Home 157 Artefacts & Antiquities From US

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157 artefacts & antiquities were handed over by the United States during Prime Minister Shri Modi’s visit. PM conveyed his deep appreciation for the repatriation of antiquities to India by the United States. PM Shri Modi and President Mr. Biden committed to strengthen their efforts to combat the theft, illicit trade and trafficking of cultural objects.

The list of 157 artefacts includes a diverse set to items ranging from the one and a half metre bas relief panel of Revanta in sandstone of the 10th CE to the 8.5cm tall, exquisite bronze Nataraja from the 12th CE. The items largely belong to the period of 11th CE to 14th CE as well as historic antiquities such as the copper anthropomorphic object of 2000 BC or the terracotta vase from the 2nd CE. Some 45 antiquities belong to the Before Common Era.