PM Modi to bring home 157 artefacts handed over by US
PM Narendra Modi will bring home 157 artefacts and antiquities from the US, which were handed over to him during his visit. Modi and US Presi nt Joe Biden committed to strengthen their efforts to combat theft, illicit trade and trafficking of cultural objects.
The list of 157 artefacts includes a diverse set of items ranging from the one-and-a-half metre bas relief panel of Revanta in sandstone of the 10th CE to the 8.5cm-tall bronze Nataraja from the 12th CE. “This continues the efforts by the Modi go nment to bring back our antiquities artefacts from across the world,” an offi al said.
The items largely belong to the 11th CE to 14th CE period as well as historic antiquities such as the copper anthropomorphic object of 2000 BC or the terracotta vase from the 2nd CE. Some 45 antiquities belong to the Before Common Era. While half of the artifacts (71) are cultural, the other half consists of figurines which relate to Hinduism (60), Buddhism (16) and Jainism (9).
The make of these items spreads across metal, stone and terracotta. The bronze collection primarily contains ornate figurines of the well-known postures of Lakshmi Narayana, Buddha, Vishnu, Siva Parvathi and the 24 Jain Tirthankaras and the less common Kankmurti, Brahmi and Nandikesa besides other unnamed deities and divine figures.
These were stolen and some of it returning. Mughals and any other invader are the dest yers and cowards who spent most of their time in breaking idols, destroying Indian scriptures are never to be forgiven. Lot of treasures as such were dest yed so that later people don't learn them and understand the value and great culture of Bharat
Great culture of casteism.
FRAUD secularist are unhappy of Good work by Modi
Only a true son of the soil can bring these back.
Nemam Natarajan Pasupathy
By skip the security check out of airports for national and international travels, a lot many artifacts were smuggled out of the country! Do you need to guess who were involved?
Surya Kant Agrawal
Thanks for bringing home
They will all be re-sent to Italy after the Gandhis are back in power.
Great. Our treasures, cultural values stolen by thieves, loers supported by italian mafia are back. Hats off to Modi and BJP
loer scamster Nehru dynasty, their croonies and sl ves had smuggled them out and made millions.
Great job, i wish all those idols, precious stones/gems which were stolen from India shoukd be returned back to India.
Jai Hindustan. It stablish the oldest culture of Hinduism in the World. The Chr tian culture is 2000 years old, mus m some 600 years and Sikhism just 400 years. How old Hinduism, our vedas says and in proof these Artefacts show some facts.
Appreciated the gr8 efforts to bring back the artifacts.
Who are the people smuggling out this treasure? The people who were allowed to pass the gates without security check at the airports.
That will be to maintain the cultural and heritage related are and preserving it for the future generations to see
Sonia Pappu quatrochhi waiting to resend these back to black market-
Bravo! Please make sure people like Sonia Gandhi cannot lay their hands on them and start a second round of export business.
only today's strong India could prompt US for such a gesture, khudi ko kar buland itna ki ...
High time also to retrieve more ancient stuff -and the Kohinoor diamond- from foreign shores where they are! What belongs to Bharat must/should be reverted promptly & without any conditions or arguments!
Really good work by go nment all such loed & robbed antiques should be brought back from wherever they are
Fantastic . Jai Hind
Who are the people smuggling out this treasue
Proud of you dear PM …