APSARA National Authority Cleaning and Repairing Artefacts from Excavations

Experts of the APSARA National Authority are cleaning and repairing 1,055 artefacts found during an archaeological excavation at the southwestern dam of Sras Srang, pointed out the authority’s recent news release.

The cleaning activities are currently taking place at the Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum and will be on public display during the 10-day temporary exhibition from May 18 to 28, 2023, the same source added.

According to Be Sinuon, Technical Officer of the Department of Conservation of Monuments and Preventive Archaeology of the APSARA National Authority, most of the 1,055 artefacts are statues of the Buddha in the 12th and 13th centuries AD and post-Angkorian period. Currently, the team is doing a moderate cleaning of metal objects with a lot of damage, such as being surrounded by clay, green rust, cracks and broken pieces.

To learn more about how to clean these artefacts, the public is invited to visit the temporary exhibition at the Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum, located in Boeung Donpa village, Sangkat Slor Kram, Siem Reap city.

The museum is open to national and international tourists from Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Preah Norodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum exhibits hundreds of ancient artefacts from excavations, research and donations from the public.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse