Ancient jars found at Ayutthaya's Wat Daeng

Some of the 32 ancient jars are found buried underneath the main Buddha image in the chapel of Wat Daeng temple in Tha Rua district, Ayutthaya province, during an excavation by archaeologists for the renovation of the temple on Sunday. (Photo by Sunthorn Pongpao)

AYUTTHAYA - Thirty-two ancient jars have been found underneath the main Buddha image in the chapel of Wat Daeng temple in Tha Rua district during an excavation by archaeologists for the renovation of the temple.

Chaiyos Charoensantipong, an archaeologist from the 3rd Fine Arts Office supervising the excavation, said that workers on Saturday removed a brick from a 10-centimetre-thick wall on the base of the main Buddha image and found the jars.

The 32 containers were placed top down in order underneath the base of the main Buddha image, he said.

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