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Sandstone statue found at Angkor Thom

A sandstone statue of a guard has been found in the walled city of Angkor Thom in Cambodia. Archaeologists are typically happy to find pottery shards when they excavate a site in Angkor Archaeological Park as too many centuries have passed and too many cities have risen and collapsed for them

1,000-year-old iron-smelting furnace found in Cambodia

An Angkor-era iron-smelter has been found in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. “The way that we think they built them is that they constructed the furnaces out of clay: They smelt the iron and then, to extract the bloom, they had to break down the walls,” Mr. Hendrickson said on Saturday. Indications are

Ancient boat found in Cambodia

A 42-foot-long boat dating back to the early 13-century A.D. has been found near the Angkor Wat temple complex. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said tests by a research institute in New Zealand confirmed the age of the 12.8-meter (42-foot) -long boat, which was carved from a single tree trunk. He

Angkor-era kiln found in Cambodia

Archaeologists working in Cambodia are excavating a kiln site located near Cheung Ek Lake. Fewer than 10 of the kiln sites, which were constructed on large manmade mounds, remain undisturbed, Mr. Kaseka said, giving his three-week, National Geographic Society-funded dig additional urgency. Mr. Kaseka’s dig is “incredibly timely given the ongoing economic

Bronze workshop found near Angkor Thom

A large bronze workshop has been found next to the ancient royal palace of Angkor Thom in Cambodia. The discovery of a sprawling bronze workshop found adjacent to the ancient Royal Palace of Angkor has gone a long way in solving the riddle. The significance of the site was first revealed

Angkor Wat is larger than previously believed

Airborne laser scanning carried out at Angkor Wat in Cambodia has revealed the complex is larger than previously believed. "This structure, which has dimensions of more than 1500m×600m, is the most striking discovery associated with Angkor Wat to date. Its function remains unknown and, as yet, it has no known equivalent

Airborne lasers used to map ancient city in Cambodia

Archaeologists have employed the use of airborne laser technology to map the ancient city of Mahendraparvata in Cambodia. The stunning discovery of the city, Mahendraparvata, includes temples hidden by jungle for centuries - temples that archaeologists believe have never been looted. An instrument called Lidar strapped to a helicopter which criss-crossed a

1,200-year-old ironworks found near Angkor Wat

Road construction near Angkor Wat in Cambodia has uncovered the remains of 5 ironworks that date back 1,200 years. While they watched, a bulldozer dug into the ground and lifted some odd-colored earth, which puzzled Mr. Chanthourn. “It was really dark earth, almost like coffee…and small stones as black as onyx,” he

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