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As the November 11 ruling of the International Court of Justice approaches, we take a first look at a new museum to open near the disputed temple on the Thai-Cambodian border

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  • Writer: Julie Masis
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When Cambodia and Thailand exchanged gunfire over the Angkorian temple of Preah Vihear two years ago, the ancient monument was among the wounded as it was hit by dozens of shells. 

Archeologists and others work to finish Preah Vihear Eco-Global Museum. The museum will house archaeological finds and ceramics from near the disputed temple.

But, ironically, the conflict also helped archaeologists learn more about the disputed Unesco World Heritage site. While digging trenches and building barricades, Cambodian soldiers came across pieces of pottery.

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