As per the wishes of US Collector Leroy Allen Ehreinreich, four precious idols trafficked from Nepal decades ago have been returned to the Department of Archaeology (DoA).
According to DoA, the idols include Maravijaya Buddha from 15th century, Amoghpas Lokeshwar also from 15th century, Amoghpas Lokeshwar from 16th century, and Manjushree from 17th century.
"We receive four important idols from US collector,” said Bhesh Narayan Dahal Director General of DoA. Dahal said that the idols will be displayed at the National Museum at Chhauni.
But we didn't know that these four idols were also among those smuggled," Dahal said a press conference. DoA officials informed that they will conduct study to identify where they were stolen from.