Rare Fossilised Tree Excavated for Historical Record

A joint research team from the Ministry of Environment and volunteers are continuing further excavation of a rare fossilised tree of 14 metres long in Rattanakiri province.

The team of the environment and culture ministries' officials, technicians from the Royal Academy of Cambodia, geologists, volunteers and rangers is carefully excavating the tree at Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary.

According to Mr. Lim Vannchan, Head of Cultural Heritage Office, the excavation work started since Oct. 22 and expected to last at least until Nov. 10.

This is the first excavation of fossilised tree for the Cambodian team, added Mr. Lim Vannchan.

The fossil was believed to be hundreds of years old and the excavation intends to collect and document the historical information for Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press