Cambodia says tests confirm Angkor boat 8 centuries old

June 27, 2016 2:01 PM

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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – An official at the agency overseeing Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple complex says tests have confirmed that a wooden boat found buried in a dry riverbed is from the early 13th century.

Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal said Monday that tests by a research institute in New Zealand confirmed the age of the 12.8-meter (42-foot) -long boat, which was carved from a single tree trunk. He said it is the oldest boat ever found in Cambodia.

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