Headless Buddha Statue in 'Tomb Raider' Temple Cambodia

A headless Buddha statue as high as 2.4 meters (8 feet) and an estimated age of 800 years was found in a Cambodian temple that became the movie set of Angelina Jolie, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Said the official who involved in restoration work on Friday (10/28/2011).

Sitting Buddha was found due to heavy rain that erode the Ta Prohm temple complex at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, said Im Sokrithy, deputy director of the local department that oversees the area.

 Other statue was found beside the path that led to location of the giant statue, which lies under the tree. The temple is now undergoing restoration process worth U.S. $ 4 million by a team led by India.

"This is an exceptional example of Khmer art," said Saurav Ray, first secretary at the Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh.

"The two statues are the remains of a beautiful Angkorean art and is the most valuable findings in recent time, no doubt," he said

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