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Missing Buddhist deities recovered

By M.ZOLJARGAL

Seven gilded Buddhist deities, which went missing on Monday last week, are reported to have been found. Uvurkhangai Province Police Department confirmed that it is true that the deities were recovered but refused to give further information as the case is still under investigation.
The deities were stolen from Erdenezuu Monastery in Kharkhorin, Uvurkhangai Province, on Sunday night, along with other valuable and historically important religious artifacts.
The seven gilded deities date back to the 18th century and are worth over 70 million MNT in total, according to the latest report from the museum’s curators.
The gilded Duinhor deity weighs 22.8 kilograms, and its base is gilded as well. The Jugdernamjil deity is also gilded and weighs almost 1.6 kg.
The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ts.Oyungerel, talked about the case saying, “The theft must have been the result of thorough planning in advance. An organized group of thieves who were aware of the museum’s security system and signals must have committed the crime.”

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