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Angkor Wat

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Gabriel Mckee
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Oct 07, 2017 11:46 AM 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.

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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, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Angkor Wat: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/835369289> [accessed: 23 April 2018]

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