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Another turtle statue found at Kandal Sras Srang temple

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The ancient turtle statue buried at the bottom of the temple in the middle of Srah Srang pond in Angkor Archaeological Park. Apsara Authority/ Facebook

Another giant turtle statue, two tridents and crystal stones were found yesterday at the complex of Kandal Sras Srang Temple of Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province, according to the APSARA Authority.

Another turtle statue which just unearthed on Friday. Photo supplied

Mr Chea Socheat, Archaeologist and President of Research Working Group at Kandal Sras Srang Temple of the authority said that the turtle statue was made of sandstone without complicated designs.

The archaeologists added that the sculpture is a valuable antique used for religious celebrations during ancient times.

On May 6, a giant turtle statue was discovered, and on May 4, three types of relics, including crystal stones, two metal tridents and a large dragon head sculpture were found at Kandal Sras Srang Temple.

Srah Srang pond in Angkor
Srah Srang pond in Angkor Archaeological Park. Facebook

According to Mr Socheat, Kandal Sras Srang Temple was built in the 10th century; and was renovated between the 12th and 13th century.

The research team has begun to excavate at the temple since March 27 and found various ancient objects. Lim Nary/AKP

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