Angkor Wat wins ArchaeoMadness, breaks internet

Angkor Wat - champion of ArchaeoMadness 2014

Ok, I exaggerate. But we did break the Archaeological Institute of America’s website last weekend, over the voting for ArchaeoMadness. If you’ve been following this site on Facebook you would have voted to put Angkor Wat on top, and Angkor Wat beat out stiff competition like Macchu Pichu and Tikal, eventually beating out Caracol to win this year’s crown.

Angkor Wat - champion of ArchaeoMadness 2014

Angkor Wat – champion of ArchaeoMadness 2014

It was a great online effort, on the part of many supporters from Cambodia, Southeast Asia and overseas. I hope next year Angkor Wat gets put in a Hall of Fame and we can see participation from other Southeast Asian sites, eg Borobudur!

Heritage Watch Director wins conservation award

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Congratulations to Dr. Dougald O’Reilly for being recognised by the Archaeological Institute of America in his work in Conservation and Heritage Management! Dr O’Reilly is the founder and director of Heritage Watch, which has done many good things to help preserve the cultural heritage of Cambodia in particular.

Heritage award for Cambodia specialist
University of Sydney, 30 January 2009
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