PHNOM PENH (FN), Jan. 21 — Head of a statue antic that was lost and disappeared from the country for over 130 years has now been returned and joined the awaiting body at the National Museum on Jan. 21 in a ceremony chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Sok An.

The antic was discovered by Guime Museum, in France, and has been returned to Cambodia just recently.

“The reunion of the head and the body of the statue constitutes the recovery of the soul of the nation, of the culture, of gods and of Khmer antics that have been lost for a long time,” said an official of the Ministry of Culture.