Two arrested for damaging linga statues in Siem Reap with swords

via Phnom Penh Post, 29 March 2018:

Two young men accused of damaging six Shiva Linga statutes at a national heritage site at Kulen Mountain were arrested in Siem Reap after telling authorities they wanted to “test the quality of their swords” on the phallic figures, police said on Thursday.

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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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