via Phnom Penh Post, 09 August 2021: Archaeological fragments which may indicate the presence of a larger shrine or temple are found on a hill in Cambodia’s Kampong Thom province.
An ancient site was discovered on a hill in Peam Atit village in Sakream commune of Kampong Thom province’s Prasat Balang district. An official from the provincial Department of Culture and Fine Arts will mark the site this week.
Local residents discovered the site after unearthing fragments of carvings and statues and reported the finds to officials.
Provincial culture department director Hin Sophoan told The Post on August 8 that officials would inspect and record the location of the ancient hill to gather more information before registering it as an ancient site as stated by law.