Cave raiders: Thai archaeologists hunt ancient artwork
Cave raiders: Thai archaeologists hunt ancient artwork

An antelope, a lonely figure, a family linking arms — Kanniga Premjai shines her flashlight across a cave to reveal long-hidden paintings, a stunning discovery for Thailand’s scrappy team of archaeologists.For months, Kanniga and her small team have combed Sam Roi Yot National Park, about four hours southwest of Bangkok, following a ranger wielding a machete as he slashes a path through thorny vegetation.They had searched about 40 caves — with no luck — before they stumbled on a cavern located a steep climb through rocky cliff terrain.”I screamed when we found the paintings,” she tells AFP,…

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