Restored stolen historical idols to be exhibited


22nd Jan, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The three-day exhibition of pictures of the important and valuable sculptures that had been stolen from different temples of Nepal and showcased in a museum in Denmark has started from Sunday.

According to Rabindra Puri, Foundation's Director and Assistant, the photos of 19 idols were kept in the 'The Heritage Gallery' in Duttatraya, Bhaktapur. Addressing the exhibition, he requested everyone to help identify and relocate the idols back to Nepal from the Danish museum with the help of those pictures.                               

He said that the idols worshiped in various temples of Nepal are currently in a foreign museum, and the statues approved by UNESCO Convention in Nepal could be returned safely back to Nepal. With an interview with Doctorate student of Denmark, Unrick Johnson, the pictures related to Nepal taken from Moesgaard Museum are displayed here.

In the exhibition, the idols originating from the 17th century to 19th century are going to be displayed. The foundation has decided to renovate and reconstruct the idols found and exhibit them.

Recalling the successful returns of the 12th Century handwritten texts during his initiative in 2013, he said that if we all stand united in this project, all the stolen statues can be returned home.