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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.”












“In 2015, more than four million tourists, both locals and foreigners, visited Angkor. If only a quarter of those touch just one sculpture, we can predict that after another hundred years or so, later generations will never get to see its glory. That is what we need to think about in conserving our Angkor’’. This warning was sounded by Mrs. Om Marady, Apsara Authority’s Deputy Director of the Department of Tourism Management; in front of more than 100 students of the University of South-East Asia, in Siem Reap province, on the morning of 5 August 2016.
Seeing the consequences and impact on people's health, family life and the national economy, and on human resource development, environment and tourism in the region of Angkor; Apsara organized a workshop on 'Clean Water and Hygiene' in the context of a project for water purification and water management in the Angkor area in the morning of 5 August 2016.
On 4 August 2016, H.E. Mr. Sok Leakhena, Advisor to Apsara Authority and other officers cooperated with district governor, commune and village chiefs to promote the roles and duties of Apsara in managing, protecting, and preserving the region of Angkor, the Law on Heritage Protection and other tasks to the local people in Trach village, Balang commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province.
Besides working on conservation, management and sustainable development of Angkor site, Apsara has community teams that often visit the communities in the region to listen to the suggestions and resolve problems faced by the local people.

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