Two lost Cultural artefacts of Nepal were handed over by the United Kingdom to Nepal at a program organised at Nepal Embassy in London, the UK on Friday. The lost heritages were around 200-400 years old and both the artefacts were stolen around the 1980s.
The artefacts were; a 16th-century Carved Wooden Toran which was lost from the Kumari Baha located at the east side of the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square and an 18th century stone carved structure of a kneeling devotee with a gesture of Namaskar from the Manjushri Temple near Om Bahal, Kathmandu.
The two artefacts were handed over by Detective Superintendent John Roch from the London Metropolitan Police to Gyan Chandra Acharya, Ambassador of Nepal in the United Kingdom. Gyan Chandra Acharya expressed gratefulness to the Metropolitan Police and everyone involved in the search and detection of lost heritages of Nepal. Detective Superintendent Head Roach also expressed pride in Metropolitan Police’s Art and Antiques Unit’s role in detecting and recovering these precious artefacts.
The two artefacts will soon reach their original sites in Nepal through the Department of Archaeology, Nepal.