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Cambodian Police Find Stolen Buddha Relics

7 February 2014

Cambodian police have retrieved a golden urn containing Buddha relics that was stolen from a shrine in December, according to Chinese state news wire Xinhua. The urn, which is believed to contain hair, teeth and bones of the Buddha went missing from a mountaintop temple at the country’s former capital, Udong, in Kandal province. “After nearly two months of thorough investigations, the authorities found the golden urn with the Buddha relics in Takeo province and a man was arrested,” police spokesman Kheng Tito was quoted by Xinhua saying. The urn were given to late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk by Sri Lanka in 1957.