Workers cleaning up dirt at 800-year-old temple uncover dozens of ancient statues

Workers assigned to clean up a pile of dirt at an 800-year-old temple in Cambodia quickly found their task was anything but straightforward. Instead, the project uncovered dozens of ancient statues.

The team of workers were just planing to clean a section of Ta Prohm temple and catalog some of the stones scattered nearby, APSARA National Authority said in an April 30 news release.

But then they found a few fragments of an ancient-looking statue.

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