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UCL Institute of Archaeology returns ancient objects to Thailand

10th Aug, 2010

Sixteen objects, thought to originate from the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Ban Chiang in Thailand, will be returned to the Thai Department of Fine Arts by the UCL Institute of Archaeology.

The artefacts date from the Neolithic to Iron Ages, between 2200BC - AD200. They include a selection of vessels, bracelets and adzes that are thought to have come from either Ban Chiang or nearby sites in the Sakorn Nakhon basin, just south of the Mekong. They were donated to the Institute in the mid-1970s and were sued in the teaching of South East Asian prehistory at UCL until the 1980s.Read the full article

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