Archaeologists unearth ancient tortoise statue at Cambodia’s famed Angkor complex

Archaeologists have found a large ancient tortoise statue during an excavation at Srah Srang temple standing on an island in the middle of Srah Srang reservoir in the complex of the famed Angkor Archaeological Park in Cambodia, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Long Kosal, communications director and spokesman for the Apsara National Authority, which manages the park, said the tortoise statue was unearthed on Wednesday by a group of the Apsara National Authority archaeologists during the excavation.

“The large tortoise statue was made of sandstone,” he told Xinhua, adding that it is unclear yet how big or heavy the tortoise is.

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