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Museum receives clay jars

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The Apsara Authority has been given 11 artefacts this year. Supplied

Three ancient jars have been delivered to the Apsara Authority to be kept in Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum after being found buried in Siem Reap province.

An Apsara Authority report issued yesterday said a local man Nem Thorn found the three jars in different places as he dug land in preparation for sale.

Two were found in 2016 and another in April this year.

“I decided to offer these potteries to the Apsara Authority because they are ancient things and will be safer in the museum,” Mr Thorn said.

Ear Darith, the deputy director of the Angkor-International Centre for Research and Documentation, said two of the clay jars were produced in the Angkor era – one in the 9th or 10th century and the other between the 11th to 13th century.

The third one was made in China in the early 20th century.

Last month, another four pottery pieces were donated to the museum by members of the public.

So far this year, 11 such artefacts have been handed over to the Apsara Authority.

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