via Phnom Penh Post, 02 June 2020: At first I thought these were related to the sculptural fragments found from Angkor Wat, but no, these are from the entire Angkor area.
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) has catalogued 711 of 1,242 artistic objects collected from residents at 91 temples in the Angkor area as they work to identify them and determine their origins.
ANA spokesman Long Kosal told The Post on Tuesday that the recently discovered artefacts were fractures of various centuries-old temples within the area.
“The items were broken off from temples. So we have to collect them for safekeeping to be identified in the inventory. We want to know where and when they were retrieved. Hopefully, we can determine their identities,” he said.
Through its Facebook page on Tuesday, the ANA said the identification of the objects are based on reliable information from the type of sculptures, sources, material elements, sizes, locations, dates, photographs and other descriptions.