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Whatever your opinion the ‘looting’ of areas involved in conflict has been prevalent throughout the history of the military. This example, of a reclining Buddha was taken by the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (DCLI) from a temple in Burma (now Myanmar). Which temple the statue was removed from is unclear. The statue, made of marble, would have been seen as an impressive object to come back to Britain with. It sits, in the museum, alongside another Buddha taken at the same time (pictured here), which it stands out due to its large size, and its golden colour.