Kathmandu valley has thousands of artefacts dating back 1,500 years. Art thieves have been preying on them for decades - ever since the country opened its doors to the world in the 1950s.
Some of the stolen statues have found their way back home, but with so many scattered all over the city, preserving them has proved to be a challenge.
Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.
Source: Al Jazeera