via Phnom Penh Post, 19 April 2020: The remains of a building foundation – suspected to be a library – have been found at the Lolei temple in Siem Reap.
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has unearthed an ancient wall foundation around Lolei Temple that has been buried for more than 100 years under other historic religious constructions following a month of excavation at the site.
Specialists suspect the foundation used to be a library.
The Temple is located in Lolei village, Bakong commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province and was considered sacred land in the middle of Indrathdak Baray (Lolei Baray).
ANA specialists opened the excavation site in mid-March and planned to complete it in June to begin a restoration project.