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Three European Experts to Travel to Cambodia to Study Found Dinosaur Fossils

KOH KONG: Three European fossil researchers (two French and one Swiss) will travel to Cambodia in November to study the dinosaur fossils found on Koh Por next to the Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary, Bak Klang commune of Mondul Seima district, Koh Kong province in 2021.

The Director of the Office of the Heritage Area Department of the General Department of Local Communities, Lim Vanchan, told EAC News that the foreign researchers will come to help determine the exact age and species of the dinosaur, a study process which will take at least another year to complete.

"We took the fossils out of the rocks, we did not take out just the bones, so it took us months to just dig out the bones for further study," he said.

The dinosaur fossils have been excavated and stored at the Ministry of Environment for further study.

For Lim Vanchan, the discovery of the first dinosaur fossils in Cambodia is an opportunity for researchers and scholars to explore and better understand fossils from around the world.

He said that the mission to find old fossils in Cambodia began in 2019, and since then, archaeologists have found numerous fossils in 43 different fossil stations, including include marine fossils, tree fossils, potential dinosaur fossils and more.

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