Angkor

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Conservation & Preservation

Conservation project channels thinking of Angkor’s original builders

World Monuments Fund completes restoration of the eastern half of Phnom Bakheng temple

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Cambodia

Cambodia made up its own laws concerning art ownership, US lawyer says

This statement came during recent dispute over Cambodian statue that was consigned to Sotheby's

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Cambodia

Demilitarised zone established to protect shelled temple on border between Cambodia and Thailand

Thai army cedes ground but future of Cambodian World Heritage site remains unresolved

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Cambodia

India pledges support for Angkor Wat restoration

12th-century temple at risk from encroaching tropical forests

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Cambodia

Looters search areas of archaeological importance in Cambodia after bomb disposal experts have de-mined them

Illicit excavations occur as de-mined areas often show no signs of the riches below the surface so authorities do not deploy heritage security teams

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Cambodia

Thailand and Cambodia spar over temple that lies on the border

Thailand closes its border, depriving Cambodian vendors of customers which has led to starvation, while gun fighting has occurred, and tension remains high

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Cambodia

US imposes import restriction on certain Khmer artefacts

“The pillage of such items from Cambodia is an emergency”

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Cambodia

The Cambodian World Heritage site, Angkor Wat, is finally being restored

An ongoing effort to restore the ancient site has international teams working altogether but using radically different approaches, resulting in unexpected order

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Cambodia

Cambodian king urges Prime Minister to put an end to destroying ancient temples for black market trade

Corrupt military officials in cahoots with Thai art dealers are hacking away at the temples

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Cambodia

Radar imaging reveals ancient Cambodian ruins

Evidence of an earlier culture is found in the jungle surrounding Angkor

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Unesco

Interview with Khamliène Nhouyvanisvong, UNESCO's new Special Representative to Cambodia

He plans to develop learning centres, nominate new World Heritage sites, preservation of monuments, and protection of Angkor

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Cambodia

Pillaged Cambodian art sold at Sotheby’s and displayed in the Met

Despite being published last year by the International Council of Museums, severed stone heads are circulating in London and New York

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Cambodia

The first exhibition of Angkor-period art to leave Cambodia

Australia makes capital out of the 1991 peace accord in Cambodia and demonstrates its newly established diplomatic ties

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Cambodia

The Art Newspaper brings an update on Angkor Wat situation and what is being done to preserve its treasures and history

Conservation projects are urgently needed, however hope is found underneath the Phnom Penh museum

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Cambodia

Despite progressing towards negotiated peace, the Cambodian temples of Angkor are in great danger

Warfare, politics, the art trade and unwise conservation are damaging the abandoned capital