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Ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia’s Angkor complex


Archaeologists excavating a statue from the ground at the complex in Siem Reap province. Tthe large, centuries-old statue is believed to have once stood guard over an ancient hospital at Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex. - AFP PHOTO / APSARA AUTHORITY / Handout /

Archaeologists excavating a statue from the ground at the complex in Siem Reap province. Tthe large, centuries-old statue is believed to have once stood guard over an ancient hospital at Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex. - AFP PHOTO / APSARA AUTHORITY / Handout /

Phnom Penh: Archaeologists have unearthed a large, centuries-old statue that is believed to have once stood guard over an ancient hospital at Cambodia’s famed Angkor temple complex.

The nearly two metre tall carving, which is thought to be from the late 12th to the early 13th century, was discovered during a dig on Saturday, said Long Kosal, a spokesman for Apsara Authority -- the state agency charged with managing the complex. 

   

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