Tue 8th Waxing Moon of Sāvaṇa B.E.2561, August 1, A.D.2017 Year of the Rooster
Phnom Penh, Cambodia (AP) — Archaeologists at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex studying the site of a hospital from eight to nine centuries ago say they have found a large statue in their excavations.
The government agency that oversees the complex, the Apsara Authority, said on its website that the 1.9-meter (6-foot, 3-inch) tall, 58-centimeter (23-inch) wide statue was discovered Sunday by its team, working with experts from Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. It is one of the largest statues from the era to be unearthed in recent years.
The agency said the statue, believed to be from the 12th or 13 century, is thought to have been a symbolic guardian of the entrance of the hospital. It was found buried 40 centimeters (16 inches) under the ground, and will be put on public exhibition in the museum in the northwestern province of Siem Reap, where Angkor is located.
In late 2011, archaeologists at the temple complex unearthed the two largest Buddhist statues found there in eight decades.
Angkor was the capital of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. Large numbers of architectural and religious artifacts have been looted from there and sold overseas, while others were buried for safekeeping during a civil war in the 1970s.
FILE – Tran Thi Nga, right, holds her son and an anti-China poster as she takes part in a rally in Hanoi, July 8, 2012.
Sat 6th Waxing Moon of Sāvaṇa B.E.2561, July 29, A.D.2017 Year of the Rooster
Geneva – U.N. officials have voiced their dismay at Vietnam’s intensifying campaign against those who question or criticize government policy. The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the severity of sentences handed down to dissenters after so-called show trials.
សម្តេច សុីសុវត្តិ ពង្សនារីមុនីពង្ស ព្រះរាជតំណាងដ៏ខ្ពង់ខ្ពស់នៃព្រះមហាក្សត្រកម្ពុជា សម្ដេចព្រះ នរោត្ដម សីហមុនី ព្រះសង្ឃ និងប្រជាពលរដ្ឋ ប្រារព្ធទិវាកាន់ទុក្ខជាតិខ្មែរ ខួបគម្រប់ ៦៨ឆ្នាំ នៃថ្ងៃអាណានិគមបារាំងកាត់ផ្ទេរទឹកដីខ្មែរកម្ពុជាក្រោម ឲ្យអាណានិគមយួន (០៤ មិថុនា ១៩៤៩ ដល់ ០៤ មិថុនា ២០១៧) នៅវត្តពោធិយារាម ហៅវត្តចាស់ រាជធានីភ្នំពេញ
Sat 1st Waxing Moon of Āsāḷha B.E.2561, June 24, A.D.2017 Year of the Rooster
Video source Sam Rainsy
Princess Sisowath Pongneary Monypong, the Highest Representative of King Norodom Sihamoni, the Buddhist monks, and people commemorate (remember) the date June 4, B.E.2493 A.D.1949 when colonial France transferred Khmer land, Kampuchea Krom, to colonial Vietnam to continue colonizing her until today.