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Thai collector returns prehistoric artefacts to the government

By The Nation

 

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Thai businessman and collector Thammarit Jira, left, handed in 104 pieces of prehistoric artefacts to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the National Museum on Friday. Photo courtesy of Culture Ministry

 

Thai businessman and collector Thammarit Jira handed in 104 pieces of prehistoric artefacts, including famous Ban Chiang pottery to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the National Museum on Friday.
 

Thammarit claims his family collected historical artefacts for generations with the aim of eventually handing the national treasures to the Culture Ministry’s Fine Arts Department.

 

The collections include Ban Chiang pottery along with metal and bead jewellery dating from 1,800 to 4,300 years old.

 

The collections were in a good condition.

 

Fine Arts Department will register and preserve all items before turning them over to the appropriate museum collections that reflect their origins.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30364564

 

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Maybe Mr Jira's sense of it not belonging to me could become a snow ball that others follow suit, like  the Roman Catholic Church, French and British museums are but a few,  return all their ill-gotten gains

to country of origin.

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3 hours ago, leeneeds said:

Maybe Mr Jira's sense of it not belonging to me could become a snow ball that others follow suit, like  the Roman Catholic Church, French and British museums are but a few,  return all their ill-gotten gains

to country of origin.

That would wipe out the collections. 

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

Thai collector returns prehistoric artefacts to the government

How apt to use the term prehistoric ..

 

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Yes, how do they define prehistoric here? Something from last year?

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15 hours ago, bluesofa said:

That must have made the pm feel right at home.

Maybe only if some of the artifacts were actually Dinosaur t$rds

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14 hours ago, Father Fintan Stack said:

Which have been fortunate to be carefully saved and preserved from savage destruction and in many cases restored and rebuilt by experts not available or able in their place of origin.

Yeah, damn imperialists!

 

Find it, save it, preserve it, study it...hey now give it back!

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