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A close up look at ancient paintings discovered by Singaporean on Angkor Wat temples

Published on Jun 18, 2014 6:51 PM

Take a closer look at some of the never-before-seen paintings of deities, animals and musical instruments on the walls of the temple of Angkor Wat which were discovered by Singaporean archaeologist Noel Hidalgo Tan, 35.

The paintings come from a time when the Unesco World Heritage site underwent a transformation from a Hindu temple to a Buddhist one under 16th century leader King Ang Chan.

His discovery is detailed in a paper called “The hidden paintings of Angkor Wat” which was published earlier in June.

The Angkor Archaeological Park in northern Cambodia was declared a Unesco World Heritage site in 1992. It is home to the temple of Angkor Wat and holds the remains of the Khmer Empire.