via Khmer Times, 25 April 2019: Excavations at Ak Yum, one of the oldest temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park.
Archaeologists with the Apsara Authority have uncovered the upper portion of the submerged northern foundation of the Ak Yum temple after the water level at West Baray lake receded due to hot weather.
Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal yesterday said that archaeologists from the Department of Conservation of the Monuments began excavating the northern part of Ak Yum temple at the end of March, while the Water Resources Management Department was doing maintenance work at the lake.
He said the archaeologists opened eight excavation sites to search for the base in the north of the temple and to study whether there had been settlements along the northern side of the temple just like along the western side.
Archaeologists uncover part of ancient Angkor temple