Lion Statue Found Accidentally at Cambodian Temple Dig

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Re: Lion Statue Found Accidentally at Cambodian Temple Dig

Post by John Bingham » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:32 pm

It's mentioned in a few sources, for example:
The majestic Asiatic lion once roamed across the Middle East and Asia, from Greece to Bangladesh, However, by the early 1900s the species had been hunted to the brink of extinction. Today, an estimated 500 Asiatic lions exist in the wild, living in the Indian state of Gujarat, Western India.
They might just mean as far as Bangladesh though.

https://www.fotawildlife.ie/animals-pla ... atic-lions
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Re: Lion Statue Found Accidentally at Cambodian Temple Dig

Post by Duncan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:12 pm

Now if only someone had a metal detector they might find a solid gold one beside it.
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Re: Lion Statue Found Accidentally at Cambodian Temple Dig

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:32 pm

Duncan wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Now if only someone had a metal detector they might find a solid gold one beside it.
Metal detecting in Cambodia would drive a prospector to insanity.
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