When Workers Drained A Holy Lake In Cambodia, This Ancient Turtle Emerged From The Depths

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It’s March 2020, and archaeologists are busy at work draining the Srah Srang reservoir. This magnificent body of water sits next to something even more splendid: Cambodia’s world-famous Angkor Wat temple and palace. And while the bed below the depths yields a variety of intriguing artifacts dating back many hundreds of years, something truly astonishing finally appears from the mud. It seems to be a massive turtle – and, incredibly, the researchers believe that the ancient relic may be many centuries old.