U.S.' Denver Art Museum returns looted 10th century sculpture to Cambodia

The U.S.’s Denver Art Museum on Monday officially returned a 10th century sandstone sculpture taken from a Cambodian temple during civil-war era to Cambodia. ...

Xinhua Team
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/28/c_135229738.htm

Phnom Penh's roots discovered

Two newly discovered archaeological sites suggest people were living close to what is now Phnom Penh thousands of years before the capital was founded.Villagers living along the Mekong, and a monk at a pagoda, both in Kandal province, have discovered artefacts including Neolithic axes and ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penhs-roots-discovered

Education key to art conservation

Art can represent a nation’s identity, and younger generations have a responsibility to conserve it. But that means education, to help youth appreciate art and culture, says Donna Strahan, head of conservation and research at the Freer-Sackler Gallery. ...

Hong Chenda
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/education-key-to-art-conservation/3097455.html

Kids stumble on lost artefacts

Children taking their cows out to pasture in Kampong Chhnang town last week stumbled upon what appear to be the remains of a long-buried 10th-century temple, local authorities said yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kids-stumble-lost-artefacts

During Japan’s occupation, artist resisted, died

Seventy years ago Thursday, during what may have been the murkiest period of the French administration in Cambodia, the founder of the National Museum died in an interrogation room at the hands of Japanese authorities. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/during-japans-occupation-french-artist-resisted-died-85793/

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