As a result of longstanding cooperation on cultural preservation between Cambodia and the United States, a 1,500-year-old statue of the Hindu god Krishna and other artifacts from Cambodia will be on display, April 30 to Sept. 18, at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art in Washington D.C.

According to a press release of the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh AKP received this afternoon, the exhibition, “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain,” showcases the Hindu deity lifting Mount Govardhan to protect his people from a torrential storm sent by an angry god. The exhibition was previously at the Cleveland Museum of Arts.

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. W. Patrick Murphy encouraged the public to visit this unique exhibition in a video released on the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh’s Facebook page.

“I am proud of our longstanding efforts and cooperation to help preserve, restore, and to showcase Cambodia’s incredible heritage around the world,” he said.

Since 2001, the United States has provided over US$5 million in funding to Cambodia for cultural preservation through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation and grants.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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