A Medicine Buddha Statue found at the ancient hospital site in Angkor

Published on 08 August 2017 03:40 PM Post By ៖ Apsara National Authority

In the research project on the ancient hospitals, which were built in the reign of King Jayavarman VII, the archaeological research team of APSARA Authority in cooperation with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies’ Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore found several pieces, including a statue known as Medicine Buddha in the ancient time.

Researchers organized a religious ceremony on the morning of August 8, 2017, before digging and lifting the Buddha statues from the excavation site. Some of statues are dragon-headed Buddha, which similar to the ones found in the 4th excavation site in the east side of the ancient hospital of King Jayavarman VII.

Mr. Im Sokrithy, Archaeologist of APSARA, said that “We identified Medicine Buddha because of an object in the palm of his hand…whose form is similar to a very small pyramid.”












ស្រះស្រង់មានបណ្តោយ ៧៨០ម៉ែត្រ និងទទឹង ៣៨០ម៉ែត្រ ត្រូវបានព្រះមហាក្សត្រខ្មែរនាសម័យអង្គរស្ថាបនាឡើងនាចុងសតវត្សទី១២ ដើមសតវត្សទី១៣។ ស្រះស្រង់មានទឹកជាប្រចាំទាំងរដូវប្រាំងនិងរដូវវស្សា ដោយទទួលទឹកពីទឹកភ្លៀង និងទឹកក្រោមដី ដែលជ្រាបចូលពីបារាយណ៍ខាងកើត។
In the morning of October 16th, 2017, Mr. Kong Morakot, Acting Director of Department of Public Order and Cooperation, led the working group to ban the pool digging in the restaurant, located in Zone 1 of Angkor Park.
In the morning of October 15th, 2017, the leaders of APSARA Authority participated in the celebration of the Fifth Year Anniversary of the death of King-Father Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Residence in Siem Reap.
The conservation team of Preah Pithu Group, the Korean Cultural Heritage Fund (KCHF) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has imported the Universal Testing Machine (UTM) to serve its essential work.
The Angkor site, as well as the whole of Siem Reap, has been hit by recent rainfall. According to the forecast of some provincial water authorities, including Siem Reap province, which there will be continuous rainfall on 13th to 22nd in this October.
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