Ancient Angkorian jewellery to go on show

via Khmer Times, 04 January 2018:

The government will launch a special exhibition of old Khmer jewellery and ornaments, especially a set of ancient Angkorian gold jewellery that has been returned to Cambodia, to let the public see how beautiful these…

Source: Ancient Angkorian jewellery to go on show – Khmer Times

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Harihara statue reunited after French museum returns head

The Musee Guimet returns the head of a Harihara, a amalgam of the gods Siva and Vishnu, which was reunited at a ceremony at the National Museum in Phnom Penh last week. Dr Alison Carter discusses more about the significance of the Harihara in a blog post here.

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The head and body of a seventh-century Khmer statue were at last reunited on Thursday in Phnom Penh after an international agreement was brokered that allowed the head to be brought home to Cambodia from Paris, where it had spent the last 126 years.

After over a decade of negotiations that involved France’s Ministry of Culture and Cambodia’s Council of Ministers, the head was formally set on the body during a ceremony at the National Museum, where the complete statue will now reside.

Full story here.

Khmer sculpture on loan at the National Gallery of Australia

Three pieces of Khmer sculpture are on loan to the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra from the National Museum of Cambodia.

7th century Standing Buddha from Kompong Speu. Source: ABC News 20140829
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Cambodia loans rare Khmer sculptures to National Gallery of Australia
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Cambodian artefacts go on show in China

The National Museum of Cambodia will display some of its Angkorian treasures China in exhibitions in Beijing and Guangzhou in the first half of next year.

Cambodia’s Angkor artifacts to be exhibited in China
Xinhua, 23 July 2014
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The First Golden Age of Cambodia

Alison points to an exciting new exhibition opening at the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on the excavations at Prohear, which is 65km east of Phnom Penh.

There is a website about the Prohear excavations conducted by the German Archaeological Institute and the Memot Centre of Archaeology.