Cambodian villagers make a startling find while sourcing for rocks to quarry: a cache of over 80 Buddha statues hidden in a cave. The article does not mention the age of the caves.
Phnom Penh Post, 12 July 2010
Villagers in Prey Veng province discovered 86 statues of the Buddha inside a cavern near Slek Krey Mountain in Ba Phnom district, local officials said yesterday.
District Governor Mau Eang said the statues were found on Wednesday by a former soldier and his wife, who earn their living selling rock quarried from the mountain.
The couple came across the pieces while prospecting on the mountainside, uncovering a cavern where the statues were concealed in a large earthenware jar.