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Khon Kaen to build new museum to keep ancient artifacts aged over 2,000 years

Khon Kaen will build a new museum to keep ancient artifacts aged over 2,000 years. They were found at Chom Sri temple.

The building of the new museum was announced by the Khon Kaen Municipality.

According to National News Bureau of Thailand, archaeologists from the Department of Fine Arts visited the temple over the weekend to study the artifacts unearthed by Sithan Community residents.

These items, which include Buddha statues, porcelain dishes and jars, are believed to be more than 2,000 years old.

Due to their historical significance, the artifacts are being kept and protected inside the temple's main hall and at several homes of Sithan Community until the museum is built.

More ancient household utensils have also been found after the archaeologists expanded their search within the temple's compound.

The locals believe that ancient people had lived here thousands of years ago where Sithan Community is now located. The archaeologists also found an ancient wall, which is estimated to be 200 years old, in the west side of Khoan Kaen's municipality.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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