The remains of a sculpture workshop has been discovered in near the Bakong in Angkor, giving insight to the tools and methods used in building the sculptures and monuments of Angkor. (Thanks to Dr Martin Polkinghorne for the heads up)
8 October 2006 (People’s Daily News) – A Cambodian company displays corporate philantrophy by donating money to help preserve the Bakong temple.
A Khmer company on Friday donated to the Cambodian government 90,000 U.S. dollars for conserving and protecting the ancient Bakong Temple in Siem Reap province, local newspaper said on Saturday.
Deputy Prime Minister Sok An attended the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between company owner Kuch Sinit and Bun Narit, President of the APSARA Authority, which is in charge of the management of the temples.
“Our old temples were destroyed and broken into pieces, especially the old Bakong Temple. It had elegant sculptures on all its walls. We wanted our next generation to see all these sculptures in precision. Therefore, we funded the conservation,” said Sinit.
19 May 2006 (The Independent) –
After 500 years, sheer chance reunites head and body of Hindu statue in Paris
A wife of the Hindu god Shiva, decapitated in Cambodia in the 15th century, finally has her head back, after it was discovered 500 years later on the other side of the world.
A Paris museum dedicated to Asia, the MusÃ©e Guimet, is celebrating the implausible chain of events that reunited a divided masterpiece of ninth-century Cambodian art.