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NARA (Kyodo) A Buddhist statue taken from the Horyuji Temple compound, a World Heritage site in the ancient capital of Nara, has been found in a car rented by a man who was arrested for stealing another statue from a different temple Sunday, police said Monday.

The 74-cm-tall bodhisattva of wisdom was discovered missing from a chamber located west of the Western Precinct, which includes the temple’s famed pagoda, Sunday with a section of the chamber’s wooden lattice broken open.

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