Pre-Angkor statue discovered in Takeo | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia |

Khmer Times, 23 June 2017

An ancient statue made before the Angkor era was discovered on Wednesday in Takeo province’s Borei Chulsar district as a woman was excavating land to build a home, police said yesterday.

District police chief Khuth Khin said the woman, Chea Phoeun, 38, was excavating land in Kok Por commune when she discovered the ancient statue.

“The villager who is the land owner saw the hand of the statue appear from the ground,” he said. “She cleaned it and is using it to pray for happiness.”

Source: Pre-Angkor statue discovered in Takeo | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia |

Related Posts

Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *