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Ancient artefacts handed to Apsara Authority

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Some of the ancient pottery offered to the Apsara Authority for preservation. Apsara Authority

Some pieces of ancient pottery have been delivered to the Apsara Authority by the Association of Chinese Language Guides and the artefacts will be kept in the provincial museum.

Theam Theoun, a representative of the Association of Chinese Language Guides, gave the ancient pottery directly to the Apsara Authority and said he was given the items, which include a jar and some fragments of pottery, by one of his neighbours who found it when he was digging on his land in July last year.

“My neighbour kept it since that time and he just gave it to me last week. I decided to deliver all these ancients things to the Apsara Authority,” he said.

Apsara Authority officials said the ancient pieces dated to before and after the Angkor era.

Officials appealed to all people to join together and to take care of ancient items and in cases when they find ancient things, they should inform the local authority or the Apsara Authority so experts can do research and take artefacts to the museums for the next generation to learn from.

Full story in Tuesday’s paper.

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