Bayon style Buddha Statue Discovered by Farmer

via Cambodia Daily , 07 July 2017:

A Siem Reap province farmer tilling soil for a new crop found a Bayon-style sandstone statue of the Buddha that was crafted in the 12th or 13th century, an official said on Thursday.

The exhumed piece, depicting a seven-headed serpent rising over the seated Buddha, was uncovered on Wednesday in Svay Loeu district’s Kantuot commune and handed to the Apsara Authority the same day, said Long Kosal, spokesman for the authority, which is responsible for maintaining the Angkor Archaeological Park world heritage site.

Source: Ancient Buddha Statue Discovered by Farmer – The Cambodia Daily

Wednesday Rojak #61 – Here be dragons

Indonesian batik, underwater shipwrecks and the fearsome Komodo Dragon – this week’s rojak brings us to Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia.

Komodo Dragon
photo credit: Chester Zoo

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