Ancient artefact calls museum new home

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Source: Phnom Penh Post 20181224
Source: Phnom Penh Post 20181224

via Phnom Penh Post, 24 December 2018: The Suvarnabhumi inscription of Cambodia moves to its new home in the National Museum of Cambodia

A Sovannaphum inscription dating back 1,300 years arrived at the National Museum of Cambodia on Saturday, following the completion of a 19-day religious ritual by members of Kampong Speu province’s Kiri Sdachkong pagoda.

Ministry of Cults and Religion director Sam Sorpheann said 500 monks and 700 people in the province participated in the march of the Sovannaphum stone from Kiri Sdachkong pagoda to Phnom Penh, where a further 100 monks greeted it.

Sovannaphum is the modern Khmer iteration of Suvarnabhumi – the ancient fabled “Land of Gold” believed to have been somewhere in Southeast Asia, though its exact location still remains a mystery.

Source: Ancient artefact calls museum new home , National, Phnom Penh Post