A Buddha statue, seen at the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest, Hungary, in 2015, is at the centre of a legal battle between villagers in eastern China and the Dutch collector who acquired it from Hong Kong in 1996. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese villagers ask Dutch court to order return of revered mummy

  • Zhanggong Patriarch resurfaced in Hungary in 2015, 19 years after it was taken from temple
  • Dutch collector tells court statue was exchanged with Chinese enthusiast
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A Buddha statue, seen at the Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest, Hungary, in 2015, is at the centre of a legal battle between villagers in eastern China and the Dutch collector who acquired it from Hong Kong in 1996. Photo: Xinhua
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