The statue “Naga’s Head” appears behind a large tree. Thousands of years old – built with Bayon Castle

The statue “Naga’s Head” appears behind a large tree. Thousands of years old – built with Bayon Castle

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“Head of the Naga” Statue – Xinhua, a report from Cambodia’s National Apsara Foundation (ANA) revealed that a serpent’s head has been found made from hundreds of years old sandstone. close to “Prasat Thep Pranam” Inside the ancient city of Angkor Thom Angkor Archaeological Park or Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat complex

Mr. Chok Somala, head of the art registration team of the Office of Conservation of Monuments and Preventive Archeology Mr. Said to have a Naga head statue buried half a meter deep underground. When a large tree fell in the area, a statue was found at the root of the tree. The top end is 1 meter wide, 1.2 meters long and 0.3 meters thick.

Bayon Temple in Siem Reap – A centuries-old sandstone naga head was recently spotted in the vicinity of the Tep Pranam temple inside the ancient city of Angkor Thom in Cambodia’s famous Angkor Archaeological Park, the APSARA National Authority (ANA) said. AFP

Mr Chok added that this Bayon style serpent head sculpture could have been created with Bayon Castle From the end of the 12th century to the beginning of the 13th century between Reign of Jayavarman VII

The Cambodian Apsara Foundation also said that the serpent head carvings found above are now housed in the Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum.

Angkor Archaeological Park is 401 square kilometers. which is located in Siem Reap province in northwestern Cambodia. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and is Cambodia’s most popular tourist destination.

Angkor Menter It revealed that the park handled 2.2 million foreign tourists in 2019, which was before the pandemic. and made revenue from ticket sales of 99 million US dollars (about 3,680 million baht).

An undated photo shows a worker cleaning a fragment of a Naga head sculpture in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A centuries-old sandstone naga head was discovered near the Tep Pranam temple inside the ancient city of Angkor Thom, Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park, currently preserved in the Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum. (ANA/Handout via Xinhua)

An undated photo shows a fragment of a Naga head sculpture under the roots of a fallen tree in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (ANA/Handout via Xinhua)

emerging behind a large tree Thousands of years old - built with Bayon Castle

Bayon Temple in Siem Reap – The Bayon-style naga head sculpture may have been built at the same time as the Bayon temple during the reign of Jayavarman VII in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. AFP

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