13th century Buddhas found in Angkor

Japanese archaeologists announce the discovery of six 13th century Buddha statues at Banteay Kdei.

Archaeologists discover ancient Buddha statues in Cambodia
IBN News, 25 August 2010

Japanese archaeologists have discovered six ancient Buddha statues in Cambodia, a member of the team has said. Yukitsugu Tabata, an archaeologist and a team leader at the excavation site told Kyodo News that the six statues were unearthed Friday at Banteay Kdei Temple, which is located 7 kilometers east of Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat Temple.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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