via Khmer Times, 09 May 2020: A second, smaller, statue is discovered in the ongoing Srah Srang excavations. This time, an attempt was made to look inside the shell but the excavators are taking it slow. A turtle sculpture was discovered earlier last week, along with metal tridents and crystal stones. More linked stories below.
Apsara National Authority (ANA) yesterday unearthed one more ancient turtle statue buried at the bottom of the temple in the middle of Srah Srang pond in Angkor Archaeological Park.
According to ANA, the statue is found to be in good condition. The size of the second discovery is smaller than the previous statue found on Wednesday.
Besides the turtle statue, there are more ancient objects which have been discovered such as crystal stones and metal tridents. Currently, the statues and objects are being kept for further assessment.