Children swimming in pond find ancient Buddhist statues

Published on August 24th, 2012 | by Admin


A group of children bathing in a pond in Cambodia have found six ancient Buddhist statues which date back 1,000 years.

Sakhon says the statues are believed to be from the ninth to the 12th centuries, with the biggest just over a half-meter (half-yard) tall and weighing about nine kilograms (20 pounds).

She said Friday the statues have been moved to a provincial museum while authorities investigate.

The pond had been dug recently and the statues were found buried in mud close to its banks.

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One Response to Children swimming in pond find ancient Buddhist statues

  1. Buddha18 says:

    Thebuddha statues sometimes shown as reclining, recalling the Buddha as Shakyamuni’s,departure into final nirvana.

    The main prominent statues were the giant standing Buddhas.

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