Skip to comments.Cambodian archaeological sites being decimated: archaeologists
Posted on 09/28/2005 10:06:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The hardest-hit provinces are the poor regions along the Thai border, such as Banteay Meanchey province, where villagers have unearthed ancient graves on a large scale to find ancient tools to sell to smugglers who sneak them into Thailand, she said. Some of the cemeteries in Banteay Meanchey date to 500 B.C., while other cemeteries and temples are from the Angkor era, roughly the ninth to the 14th centuries. In a bid to curb the illegal trade in artefacts, Heritage Watch is opening a two-month exhibition at Angkor Wat starting October, to educate tourists about how the looting destroys Cambodia's heritage, Davis said.
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Doesn't John Kerry do his Christmas shopping there, though?
If by "Christmas" you mean, well, never mind... ;')
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