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Glasgow becomes first UK museum to return historic artifacts to India

The seven objects are currently on the way to New Delhi from Scottish city of Glasgow.

Glasgow Life Museum staff displaying 14th Indo-Persian sword. Image -Glasgow Life 

Glasgow Life Museums has become the first UK museum to repatriate seven historic artifacts including a 14thcentury sword to India as part of an agreement that was signed in August 2022.

Of these seven artifacts except the ceremonial 14th century Indo-Persian tulwar (sword), six were stolen from Indian temples and shrines including a 11th century carved stone door jamb taken from a temple in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The sword, however, was bought after it was stolen from its original owner.

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