Sacred Angkor: Carved Reliefs of Angkor Wat


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The Khmer empire, which at its height covered the whole of present-day Cambodia and most of Thailand, flourished over 500 years. At its heart was Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, built during the reign of the Khmer king Suryavarman II, in the first half of the twelfth century. The temple was dedicated to Vishnu, and its magnificent architecture mirrored in microcosm the entire Hindu universe. To enhance its sacred nature, over 600 meters of bas-reliefs were carved on the walls of the third enclosure ...

Sacred Angkor: Carved Reliefs of Angkor Wat 2003, Weatherhill, New York

ISBN-13: 9780834805248

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