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Ban Chiang artifacts returned

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The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday handed over 76 Ban Chiang artifacts returned from the United States by American donors to the Fine Arts Department. 

The Foreign Ministry displays 76 artifacts from Ban Chiang that were returned to Thailand by US donors. They were handed over to the Fine Arts Department on Wednesday. (Photo by Panumas Sanguanwong)

Ministry spokesman Manasvi Srisodapol said the Thai consul-general in Los Angeles had been contacted in  2011 by five US citizens who said they wanted to return the artifacts to Thailand. He had thanked them and accepted the offer.

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