Chinese peasants demanding the return of their mummy of a monk
The residents of the village filed a lawsuit in the court of the Netherlands, demanding them to return the stolen mummy of a monk, which more than a thousand years.
The remains of a monk enclosed in a wooden Buddha statue stolen from a village temple for more than 20 years ago.
The remains of a monk, which are enclosed in a wooden Buddha statue that was stolen from a temple in the village of Yangchun in Fujian province in 1995.
Residents Yangchun claimed in its lawsuit that the Dutch collector, with whom they are suing, acquired the statue in Hong Kong in 1996.
The statue not seen in 20 years — until she showed up at the exhibition in Budapest in 2015.
In recent years, Chinese authorities are waging a campaign for the return to China of artifacts, which they claim to have been abducted by aliens.
However, until now these attempts have rarely led to success.
The case is complicated by the fact that Dutch art collector Oskar van Overeem as suggested, in 2015 traded the statue of the Buddha several Buddhist artifacts as part of a deal with another art dealer, whose name was not disclosed.