new zealander wanted over broken statue in cambodias angkor complex
Last Updated : GMT 10:17:55
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

New Zealander wanted over broken statue in Cambodia's Angkor complex

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today New Zealander wanted over broken statue in Cambodia's Angkor complex

Built by King Suryavarman II in the 12th centur
Phnom Penh - AFP

 Cambodian authorities say they are hunting a New Zealand tourist who allegedly destroyed a statue while illegally staying overnight at the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex.
Restoration workers found the woman, who has not been named, at the 12th-century Bayon temple on Friday morning -- one of the most recognisable temples at the sprawling heritage site.
She was questioned by police but it was not until after her release that a one-metre tall Buddha statue was found shattered inside the Bayon temple, according to the government agency managing the Angkor complex.
The complex is closed to visitors at dusk and re-opens at dawn, when tourist throngs return to watch the sunrise over the iconic Angkor Wat temple.
In a statement released on Sunday, Apsara Authorities said they were looking for "evidence to prosecute the criminal who destroyed the national heritage (statue)."
The woman visited the stunning Khmer Empire-era site on Thursday but as night fell her driver reported her disappearance, the statement added.
She was found early the next day by workers at the Bayon temple, which is instantly recognisable for the huge stone faces that adorn its main towers.
The broken statue, restored in 1988 using ancient sandstone but with a replica head made from cement, was discovered later.
Part of the temple has now been closed to visitors to allow restoration work on the broken statue.
Heritage police and Apsara Authority officials could not be reached for comment on Monday, but local media reported that the tourist suspect had travelled on to Thailand.
The Angkor Archaeological Park contains the remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, dating from the 9th to the 15th century.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

new zealander wanted over broken statue in cambodias angkor complex new zealander wanted over broken statue in cambodias angkor complex

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

new zealander wanted over broken statue in cambodias angkor complex new zealander wanted over broken statue in cambodias angkor complex

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Saudis clear passenger flights

GMT 08:38 2017 Saturday ,25 November

Saudis clear passenger flights
Arab Today, arab today Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration

GMT 02:56 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration
Arab Today, arab today Syria congress to go ahead

GMT 02:24 2017 Friday ,24 November

Syria congress to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today IS media offline for a day

GMT 02:10 2017 Friday ,24 November

IS media offline for a day
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Human form of 'mad cow' disease

GMT 00:11 2017 Friday ,24 November

Human form of 'mad cow' disease
Arab Today, arab today British woman jailed in Iran to appear

GMT 03:19 2017 Friday ,24 November

British woman jailed in Iran to appear
Arab Today, arab today 'Trash islands' off Central America indicate

GMT 20:19 2017 Friday ,24 November

'Trash islands' off Central America indicate
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product

GMT 03:24 2017 Friday ,24 November

Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product
Arab Today, arab today 'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils

GMT 08:07 2017 Thursday ,23 November

'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils
Arab Today, arab today Heidy underlines works like “Seventh Neighbor”

GMT 13:59 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Heidy underlines works like “Seventh Neighbor”
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 07:56 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Solaf happy for participating in “Hotline”

GMT 08:03 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Srebrenica women cry tears of joy

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 09:12 2017 Thursday ,23 November

4 in 10 cancers due to modifiable risk

GMT 10:39 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Air China suspends flights to North Korea

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday