via Phnom Penh Post and Khmer Times, 27 March 2020: Restoration work to the northern pond of Angkor Wat have unearthed a previously-unknown wooden structure. Nice to know that Angkor Wat still has some secrets to reveal.
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has discovered a mysterious 1,000-year-old structure of a wooden building at the bottom of a pond after the Angkor Wat temple’s conservation team completed restoring its northern cave.
The deputy director at ANA’s Angkor International Research and Documentation Center, Im Sokrithy, told The Post on Thursday that the discovery is a mystery buried at the bottom of the pond for almost 1,000 years.
“We have never seen such a thing in any other place, and especially not in Angkor Wat. Khmer and foreign archaeologists have been researching Angkor areas for more than 150 years, but we have never discovered anything like this,” he said.
Sokrithy said the wooden structure’s discovery was a mere coincidence as the conservation team had not previously noticed it.