Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government


April 28, 2016 | Associated Press

Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government

An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha’s footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday. The piece, called a Buddhapada, was taken from a Pakistani region rich in Buddhist history decades ago. It was returned by New York prosecutors to Pakistani Deputy Chief…