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Jayavarman IV inscription from Svay Rieng province. Source: Phnom Penh Post 20190313
Jayavarman IV inscription from Svay Rieng province. Source: Phnom Penh Post 20190313
Jayavarman IV inscription from Svay Rieng province. Source: Phnom Penh Post 20190313

via Phnom Penh Post, 13 March 2019: 10th century inscription found in Camboidia’s Svay Rieng province.

A more than 1,000-year-old inscription stone, made during the reign of Jayavarman IV between 921 and 941, was handed over by a local pagoda to the Svay Rieng provincial Department of Culture and Fine Arts on Monday for preservation.

Deputy department director Puth Sophanny told The Post on Tuesday that a woman from Svay Teap district’s Prasout commune had handed the ancient artefact to a former chief of Porthimony pagoda in 2011 in order to keep it safe, thinking that the stone was a “holy and God-possessed” object.

“Until now, no one knew the stone was 1,000 years old. The inscription could not be read or translated.”

Source: Ancient inscription stone turned in for preservation, National, Phnom Penh Post

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