US museum returns ancient statues to Thailand after deciding they were smuggled out of kingdom illegally

Two ancient statues, illegally trafficked from Thailand by a British collector of antiquities, were returned to the kingdom on Tuesday in a ceremony at the National Museum in Bangkok. The objects – a tall bronze figure called the “Standing Shiva” or the “Golden Boy” and a smaller sculpture called “Kneeling Female” - are thought to be around 1,000 years old. They were returned from the collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. (AP video by Jerry Harmer)