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Several ancient artefacts discovered near Wat Phnom

Several ancient artefacts, including Buddha statues and ceramic tiles, were discovered last Thursday under the recently excavated grounds of Electricite Du Cambodge (EDC) next to Wat Phnom in the capital.

The items, some of which are made of metal, have been collected by officials from the Department of Heritage at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, the Electricity Authority of Cambodia and other relevant ministries and departments.

The officials will preserve the artefacts for study and research.

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts’ Department of Culture director Chum Vuthy told The Post on Sunday that Electricity Authority of Cambodia officials informed the department on Thursday that they had discovered the statues and tiles after excavating the ground on the east side of the EDC compound.

EDC is beginning construction of a new building for its electrical administration officials to provide better services to clients.

Full article at: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/several-ancient

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