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  • Laang Spean cave in Battambang province, which contains some of the oldest evidence of humankind in Cambodia, extends over 1,200 square metres, and archaeologists there have brought 71,000-year-old human traces to light. Post Staff Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which would be laid in his grave to accompany him to his next life. Alongside pottery, jewellery and bangles, he would survive in fossilised form until thousands of years later when he would be discovered by a team of archaeologists in Cambodia. One of these archaeologists is Heng Sophady, deputy director general for Cultural Heritage at the...

  • Siem Reap court tries British national in ‘pornographic dancing’ case

    The Siem Reap Provincial Court on Thursday heard the case of a British national who was charged with “producing pornography” after authorities broke up a seemingly innocuous pool party in the tourist town. Briton Daniel Jones was one of nearly 80 people arrested by anti-human trafficking police at the pool party in January on accusations of “pornographic dancing”. All were eventually released except for Jones. No evidence has been produced so far to support the pornography charges, and a local official has admitted that the group organised parties and pub crawls in the area, but “did not...

A lawyer for British national Daniel Jones, who was questioned by Siem Reap Provincial Court on charges of producing "pornography."

A tuk-tuk delivers guests to the Lucky Ruby Casino & Resort in Bavet in November 2015. Victoria Mørck Madsenon

Investors are raising the stakes in Bavet’s property market

After a several years of economic stagnation, development activity is starting to pick up again in Bavet, a town on the Vietnamese border in Svay Rieng province whose fortunes are...

Visakha defender Rous Samoeun (right) helped his side to a 4-0 victory over Electricite du Cambodge on the opening weekend.

Visakha aiming to rein in buoyant Crown

With their North Korean signings pulling their weight in good measure, newly promoted Visakha find themselves at the top of the Metfone C-League table on goal difference after two...

Children participate in National Reading Day activities in Phnom Penh on Sunday. Photo supplied

Working towards a national reading culture

by Dr Jill Reimer Sunday marked the third year that Cambodia celebrated National Reading Day. Prime Minister Hun Sen signed a sub-degree in 2015 to mark March 11 as National Reading Day in the Kingdom – a day of great importance as...