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Re-address: Return of Treasures Exhibition

The ‘Re-address: Return of Treasures’ Exhibition, which features 26 repatriated Indian agedness, will be displayed in the national capital as a part of efforts to raise the awareness about the prevention of lawless trafficking of antiquities. The exhibition has to be  set up at the Khajuraho G20 culture group meeting.

About Re-address: Return of Treasures Exhibition:-

The exhibition showcases a range of literal artefacts, including the 12th-century Dancing Ganesha, a gravestone  from Central India that was recovered from the U.S. in 2021, and the Yaksha, Amin Pillar from 2nd century B.C., which was discovered in the U.K. and repatriated in 1979-80. According to the Archaeological Survey of India,  there are nearly 244 stolen/ missing artefacts have been repatriated till now.

History of Repartition of Indian Antiquities:-

Indian is  a rich in artistic heritage. One of the oldest societies in the world started in India. This is substantially because of India’s abundant cofferss and fertility. Unfortunately, literal artefacts were stolen from India. With recent efforts by the GoI, several stolen crafts and artefacts were returned back. The USA alone returned more than 50 million USD worth of artefacts to India in the last five years.

Significance of Re-address: Return of Treasures Exhibition:-

The exhibition is important because it shows the identity of the country. Also, the stolen artefacts fuel illegal trade. The illegal trade of precious artefacts contributes to terrorism. The dispensation will help to reduce the demand for immorally attained agedness.

Famous arts placed in the Re-address: Return of Treasures Exhibition:-

The Dancing Ganesha:- Recovered from the US in 2021 is a sculpture from the 12th century. India got this sculpture back after a long legal battle. It's a rare piece of art that belongs to medieval India.

Yaksh, Amin Pillar:- Recovered from the UK. It is a 2nd-century sandstone sculpture.

Re-address: Return of Treasures Exhibition