New Delhi, Dec 7: A statue that was stolen nearly 40 years ago has now been returned to Nepal and re-installed in the capital city Kathmandu. The statue was made of stone and depicted the Hindu gods Laxmi and Narayan. It is a centuries-old sculpture of the two Hindu gods that dates back to the 12th to 15th centuries.
It was stolen from a temple in Nepal in 1984 and re-emerged in the United States in the Dallas Museum on a display, which was on loan from a collector. This piece is famous for being one of the handfuls of the cultural artefacts which has been returned to Nepal this year from some other country.