via Phnom Penh Post, 31 May 2019: A recent workshop by Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts reports that over 5,000 archaeological sites are in the country’s register.
Some 5,356 ancient sites have been put on the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts’ archaeology and prehistory list for management since their discovery, a senior official said on Thursday during the “Publishing the Results of New Archaeological Discoveries” workshop.
Thieng Vandarong, the undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Culture, said national and international teams of archaeologists have studied the history of the Angkor Empire since the early 20th century.
The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts created the Archaeology and Prehistory Department in 2007 to research and preserve Cambodia’s rich historical legacy, Vandarong said.
In collaboration with 21 international archaeological teams, experts from the department have discovered and researched ancient sites across Cambodia, he said.