Superstition Surrounds Apsara Artefacts

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Superstition Surrounds Apsara Artefacts

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December 20, 2019
Ancient vases handed over to Apsara Authority

Villagers in Siem Reap province on Wednesday handed over two ancient pieces of pottery they had unearthed while clearing land for cultivation in 2011 and last year to Apsara Authority.

According to a statement issued on Wednesday, two villagers decided to hand the vases to the Apsara Authority because they felt that the items were possessed with spirits.

Nga Chanthou, chief of Run Ta Ek Eco village, said that he discovered an ancient vase in 2011when his uncle was ploughing the field behind Banteay Srei temple in Banteay Srei district.

Mr Chantha said that he picked up the vase and stored in his house but later he threw it into a bunch of the bamboo trees nearby his house.

He said that since then he felt possessed by the spirit and made him sleep unwell.

“Sometimes, I heard someone speaking from outside the house, and sometimes I felt that someone knocked on the door and when I opened the door, I saw no one,” Mr Chantha said. “Because strange things happened several times, we decided to donate ancient vases to Apsara Authority because it is a safe and suitable place for ancient items.” ... -authority
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