via Khmer Times, 22 May 2023: The Apsara National Authority discovered over 1,000 ancient artefacts, predominantly Buddha statues from the 12th and 13th centuries, near the Srah Srang reservoir in the Angkor Archaeological Park, with the artefacts currently being cleaned and repaired by the ANA team and displayed in an ongoing exhibition until May 28, along with other precious stones and crystals.
The Apsara National Authority (ANA) says it has found 1,055 ancient artefacts to the south and west of Srah Srang, a baray or reservoir located in front of Banteay Kdey, an ancient temple located in the Angkor archaeological Park.
The site was found when the former residents were building some structures for their businesses last year. However, they volunteered to leave their homes and businesses complying with the policy of the government.
Be Sinuon, ANA technical officer at the Department of Temple Preservation and Archaeology, said that most of the 1,055 artefacts were statues of the Buddha which belonged to 12th and 13th centuries towards the end of Angkorian period.