Centuries-old turtle statue brought to light at Angkor reservoir

Cambodian archaeologists have unearthed a large centuries-old statue of a turtle at the Angkor temple complex.

The 56-by-93 cm (22-by-37 inch) carved stone turtle is believed to date from the 10th century and was discovered Wednesday during excavations on what was once the site of a small temple built in what is now Srah Srang, one of Angkor’s several reservoirs.

Once the location of the site was identified, workers drained the water off to allow for the dig, which began March 16, said Mao Sokny, head of the excavation team of the Apsara Authority, a government agency that oversees the Angkor archaeological site.

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