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British auction houses develop ties with Cambodia

Sotheby's and Christie'shave been working with Cambodian authorities and organisations in the art world

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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

The Archaeological Survey of India pledges to restore Ta Prohm temples

There are concerns about how the restoration will affect the natural environment

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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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US imposes import restriction on certain Khmer artefacts

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

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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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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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Radar imaging reveals ancient Cambodian ruins

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

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Dispute over loans for Khmer art exhibition at Paris's Grand Palais has reached a compromise

Government ministers quarrel over paperwork, but also over the care and safety of 'sacred and symbolic' treasures

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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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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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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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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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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