Cambodia Angkor Wat: Ancient statue unearthed

Cambodia Angkor Wat: Ancient statue unearthed
 

Archaeologists at Cambodia's celebrated Angkor Wat temple complex have unearthed a large statue believed to date back to the late 12th century.
The 2m (6.5ft) sandstone human figure probably functioned as a guardian who stood at the entrance to an ancient hospital, researchers say.
The Cambodia Daily described Saturday's find as "like something that only happens in the movies".
Angkor Wat is one of south-east Asia's most popular tourist destinations.
Last year the complex - which was built over different periods of the Khmer empire from the ninth to the 15th centuries - attracted... read more

 
1 August 2017 in World News, Views: 80
Source: BBC
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