Prehistoric Cambodian burial site discovered

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A Japanese team has concluded the excavation of a burial site is the village Snay at the Banteay Meanchay province – I think it’s possibly related to the ‘warrior women‘ find of last year. Besides brick tombs, there’s an interesting reference to ‘corpse preservation’ although it’s unsure if this is some sort of mummification ritual or something else.

A 2,500 year old ancient tomb found in Cambodia
Koh Santepheap Daily, 25 February 2009 (in Khmer)
English translation from Khmerization

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Does the presence of water channels really push back date of Khmer civilisation?

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You gotta hand it to the Japanese – after they found the so-called ‘warrior women’ burials last year, they seem to have made another spectacular discovery: man-made water channels dating to the first century, reminiscent of the sophisticated water management system used in Angkor 600 years later.

Archaeological find dates back Khmer civilization by six to eight centuries [Link no longer active]
ANI by way of The Japan News Net, 22 January 2008

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