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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.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


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

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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: 03 July 2020]

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