S’porean’s discovery at Angkor Wat makes waves
The Straits Times, via Asia News Netowrk, 16 June 2014
The discovery of a hundred never-before-seen paintings of deities, animals and musical instruments on the walls of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat excited archaeologists worldwide when details came out in a journal last month.
The paintings, which cannot be seen by the naked eye, speak of a time when the Unesco World Heritage site underwent a transformation from a Hindu temple to a Buddhist one under 16th century leader King Ang Chan.
The man behind what experts call a “significant discovery” is a Singaporean: 35-year-old Noel Hidalgo Tan, who stumbled upon the markings in 2010 while volunteering at an excavation project at the 12th century site.
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