Worldwide Wednesday: Myanmar Buddha returns home

There’s no place like home for cultural treasures.  And now an 11th-century Buddha has been returned to Myanmar after two decades abroad. Several Southeast Asian countries – including Myanmar and Cambodia – are trying to reclaim cultural artifacts. Find out more about this repatriation of art and history here Myanmar Buddha sculpture returns home after wild ride – Yahoo News and in The New York Times.

Adam Dean for The New York Times Melissa Chiu, center, museum director of the Asia Society, near a sculpture of Buddha descending from heaven at a museum in Bagan, Myanmar.
Adam Dean for The New York Times
Melissa Chiu, center, museum director of the Asia Society, near a sculpture of Buddha descending from heaven at a museum in Bagan, Myanmar.