Ancient temple ruins unearthed


Phnom Penh: Cambodian arch­aeologists have unearthed the remnants of a previously undiscovered temple in Kratie province’s historical Samphu Borak area, the former capital of the pre-Angkor Empire Chenla period.The find in Kampong Damrei village in Sambor district’s Boe­ung Char commune is to be called Kampong Damrei Temple.

The discovery was announced at the Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.

The archaeological team was led by Thuy Chanthourn, deputy director of the Institute of Culture and Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Cambodia and deputy president of the Cambodian Historians Association. — The Phnom Penh Post/Asia News Network

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