People dig crocodile spotted images (which look like Khmer era statues)

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People dig crocodile spotted images (which look like Khmer era statues)

Post by ot mien kampf » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:21 am

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ID: citizens dig crocodile spotted images that have been buried in the ground caused a shock throughout Prasat some have concluded that a bronze at some copper delivered to Siem Reap Prasat district police chief to save. The incident took place at 10 am on 05 April 2016 in the village commune, Prasat Bakong District, Siem Reap River.

According to the group of citizens who came together to see why people say sculptures dug to make a crocodile while spotted some bronze shaped like a little bit copper. originate from citizens, adding that luck and the lot of innocent citizens the host has been handed over to the competent manager Schumacher sure to disappear. Colonel Chantha Prasat district police chief, said in the afternoon of April 05, 2016, that this incident occurred at home The above named he had dug to make a crocodile suddenly spotted an image only once.

He said the images of tall brass 3 water weighs 1 kilogram 7 bites. He added that the current images are stored in Siem Reap Prasat district police chief to wait departments or the Department of Culture to accept care to continue. Also keep in mind there are traders who buy antique antique trading business has always been that if they see you salivating to buy into specific markets abroad have them too.
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Re: People dig crocodile spotted images (which look like Khmer era statues)

Post by ot mien kampf » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:30 am

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Other people also dug crocodile spotted images in Kandal
The discovery of hundreds of ancient artefacts – most likely spanning several eras – at a pagoda outside of Phnom Penh this month could shed new light on the poorly understood pre-Angkorian period, a Royal Academy of Cambodia archaeologist said yesterday.

“These finds are the historical evidence for our Khmer-ness,” said Thuy Chanthuon, deputy director of the academy’s Institute of Culture and Fine Arts, who is analysing the findings from the Preah Neak pagoda, located on a hill about 30 kilometres from Phnom Penh in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district.

The artefacts, which included a copper seal buried with a sword, dozens of apparently pre-Angkorian stone tools and coins from the early 1900s, were found just 2 metres or less below the surface.

“The best item is the seal,” said Chanthuon. “It is from the Oudong era, between 300 and 400 years old. The seal and metal sword were likely buried with a man who must have had a high position in the society, [like] an oknha or provincial governor.”

However, Chanthuon said he was only speculating because, due to a lack of funds, he had not been able to conduct a proper excavation or carbon-date any of the finds.

Chanthuon, who is also working on a project in Preah Vihear province documenting ancient iron production sites, lamented the difficulty of acquiring funding for pre-Angkorian projects.

“The government is not interested in these artefacts very much. They’re interested only in Angkor,” he said.

Heng Sophady, deputy director of cultural heritage at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, said that the ministry did not have plans to fund an excavation of the site.

“As far as, I know, the Ministry of Culture does not have plans to excavate this site. But we work with local authorities to protect them,” he said via email, referring to the local monks.

Chhel Chhorn, the monk who tipped off Chanthuon about the site, said people had been finding ancient relics in the pagoda and surrounding Chhork Chheu Neang commune for years.

“Almost everywhere in this village there are ancient artefacts,” he said.
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Post by bolueeleh » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:14 pm

why does the photo looks like somebody digs a hole and placed a 10$ souvenir from the gift shop into the hole and claims he digs it up from the ground?
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Post by kiwiincambodia » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:40 pm

exactly, shouldn't the figure be covered in dirt if it had been buried for so long.

As bolueeleh says, it looks like it has been bought straight from the market.
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Post by Sidewalker » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:59 pm

I know Thuy Chanthuon very well, he and his wife had a restaurant, called Mama's restaurant, in the same block where Capitol guesthouse and the bus station is located. At that time, he was a lector on the university in PP. Very nice people and good food.
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Post by frank lee bent » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:04 pm

what is the spotted crocodile reference?
i don't get it.
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Post by juansweetpotato » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:17 pm

frank lee bent wrote:what is the spotted crocodile reference?
i don't get it.
We'll have to hope Rama pops in to give us a translation of that bit. Probably means something completely different.

Interesting that the gov is only still interested in Angkor. Must be the old KR element. They probably don't like the idea of re-discovering their Mon roots either.
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Post by Rutiger » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:20 pm

I'd like to see the old sword mentioned in the news article.
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Re: People dig crocodile spotted images (which look like Khmer era statues)

Post by Rama » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:02 pm

They discovered the statue whilst digging a 'crocodile pool/អាង​ក្រពើ'. Presumably for a crocodile farm?

My favourite accidental archaeological find recently was this http://nkdnews.com/archives/51699
Up at the Lao-Cambodia border, very near to Champasak Temple. A Laotian fisherman went out net fishing and 'caught' 2 ancient statues in the river. He took them home (Lao side) and charged people to visit and sold lucky photos for $2.50 for a while. The statues have since been taken into the care of 'the state' and the fisherman has been given materials to make a house and a monthly allowance.
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Post by Username Taken » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:14 pm

juansweetpotato wrote:We'll have to hope Rama pops in to give us a translation of that bit. Probably means something completely different.
I'll give it a go. Any input from others appreciated.

ពលរដ្ឋ​ជីកដី​ធ្វើ​អាង​ក្រពើ ប្រទះ​ឃើញ​រូប​បដិមាករ

Some people were digging hoping to dig up a kind of musical instrument. They found some sculpted statues.


ក្រពើ - crocodile, but also a stringed musical instrument. I'm assuming they weren't digging for crocodiles, but I could be wrong.
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