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.”

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