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Website carrying ancient Cambodian manuscripts launched


SINGAPORE: The Singapore Embassy in Cambodia, together with UNESCO, has launched a Khmermanuscripts website, carrying contents of ancient Cambodian manuscripts.

The
Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Embassy has been supporting
UNESCO, through a fund, for the last two years in its work to digitise
the manuscripts.

The manuscripts, written on latania leaves, faced extinction in the 1990s.

They
are Cambodia’s only written heritage available, apart from stone
inscriptions, and an information source for researchers on the
country’s religious and cultural practices and customs.

The website was launched on Wednesday evening at the French Cultural Centre in Phnom Penh.

-CNA/wk

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