Ancient, Six-Foot Statue Found Near Angkor Wat
During a dig in the famed Angkor park, archaeologists were stunned to find the well-preserved artifact.
When archaeologists began excavating a site just north of Angkor Thom in Cambodia's famous Angkor Archaeological Park, they were expecting to find small artifacts like simple shards of pottery.
What they found instead was a nearly perfectly intact, centuries-old statue that measures just over six feet tall, weighs 440 pounds, and was found at a site that is 800 years old. The statue was found on July 30, on only the second day of a 12-day dig to study a canal connected to the remains of a 12th century hospital.
In an interview with local paper The Cambodian Daily, archaeologists from the Aspara Authority, the government organization that manages Angkor Park, described the find as "something that only happens in