12th-century stone carvings found at Takav Gate in Cambodia’s famed Angkor

Archaeologists have discovered pieces of the 12th century Apsara, or fairy carvings, in the Angkor Archaeological Park in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, the APSARA National Authority (ANA) said in a statement on Monday.

The stone carvings were spotted in the northern wall of the causeway of the Angkor Thom temple’s Takav Gate, where the archaeologists were clearing vegetation and removing soil from the lower structure during restoration.

Archaeologist Kim Seng Pheakdey said the pieces of stones with Apsara carvings and other decorative sculptures were used as the northern wall of the causeway.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2022/05/02/12th-century-stone-carvings-found-at-takav-gate-in-cambodia039s-famed-angkor

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