Head of Buddha Discovered Accidentally in Siem Reap Excavation

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Head of Buddha Discovered Accidentally in Siem Reap Excavation

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A Head Statue Found in Complex of Taney Temple
AKP Phnom Penh, October 11, 2019 --
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Another Buddha head statue has been found in the complex of Taney Temple in Siem Reap province.

The information was shared recently by APSARA National Authority, adding that the artifact was seen accidentally while a technical team was excavating the fallen roof of the temple.
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According to Mr. Sea Sophearun, an Archaeologist of the APSARA National Authority, the found head statue named “Preah Purthisat Lokesor or Lorkesvara”.

With the thickness of 36 centimetres and the height of 54 centimetres by 27 centimetre width, the Bayon designed-sandstone statue was made in late 12th century and early 13th century, he added.
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Re: Head of Buddha Discovered Accidentally in Siem Reap Excavation

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Re: Head of Buddha Discovered Accidentally in Siem Reap Excavation

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Bodhisattva statue unearthed
10 October 2019
The Apsara National Authority technical team uncovered a sandstone statue of a Bodhisattva while carrying out excavation work at the east entrance of the Ta Nei temple on October 8.

The team was trying to find the temple’s roof stone, which had fallen into a pile of stones in land covered with anthills.

Ta Nei temple’s restoration project leader Sea Sophearun, who is also an archaeologist at the Department of Monuments and Preventive Archaeology said his team had only uncovered the head of the statue.

The right ear is still intact but the left one is missing and it has a scraped nose with one side of the cheek damaged.

“Firstly, we cannot determine what caused the damage to the cheek. It might be a result of the statue crashing into something. Although the statue was uncovered at the location, there is no evidence to show the torso of the statue lies in the spot where we uncovered the head,” Sophearun said.
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ ... -unearthed
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