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Ancient Cambodians Used Jars to Keep the Remains of the Deadi
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02 March 2015
Around 600 years ago, the people living in the remote Cardamom Mountains in southern Cambodia placed the bones of their dead in large jars on steep ledges hidden deep in the jungle. Ten years after discovering a large grave site full of jars, researchers are still baffled as to why ancient Cambodians used jars in this way. AP reports from Koh Kong province, Cambodia.

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  • A general view of Phnom Penh's Samakki Raingsey temple which is known as the temple of Kampuchea Krom Buddhist monks.
  • Bags and other belongings of​ the communities that are sheltered temporarily in Samakki Raingsey temple in Phnom Penh, February 5, 2015. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
  • A boy is taking a nap during an afternoon in Samakki Raingsey temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 5, 2015.
  • A general view of Sammakki Raingsey temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 5, 2015. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
  • Thach Ha Sam Ang, Samakki Raingsey’s acting chief monk hold the letter notify the investigation from authority on February 5, 2015.
  • A monk and a man is riding his motor out of the Samakki Raingsey pagoda on 5th February 2015. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
  • A sign on the wall showing the Friendship of Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association in Samakki Raingsey temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 5, 2015. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
  • A monk is lighting an insense in Samakki Raingsey temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 5, 2015. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
  • A sign on the wall showing Khmer Kampuchea Krom Buddhist Monk Association in Samakki Raingsey temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 5, 2015. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

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