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Angkor Wat

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 18, 2020 09:54 PM History
The principal temple of Angkor, the capital city of the Khmer empire, Angkor Wat was constructed in the 12th century CE. Angkor was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/835369289

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  • Angkor Wat at Angkor (unspecified date range)
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space (uncovered), temple

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The Angkor Wat complex covers an area of approximately 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres). Its original purpose was to serve as a temple of the Hindu god Vishnu but it was transformed into a Buddhist temple by the late twelfth century.


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Gabriel Mckee, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Angkor Wat: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/835369289> [accessed: 30 November 2020]

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