Artefacts given to Apsara Authority

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The pots were found by a man planting a tree. Supplied

Some pieces of ancient pottery have been delivered to the Apsara Authority by the Association of Chinese Language Guides and will be kept in the Museum of Norodom Sihanouk.

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 last year.

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

Chhay Rachana, director of the office of academic pottery of the International Centre

for Research and Documentation of Angkor, said the ancient pieces date to before and after the Angkor era.

Officials have appealed to all people to join together and take care of ancient items.

In cases where they find artefacts, they should inform local or Apsara authorities, so experts can use the objects for research, and properly store and display them.

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