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!

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

3 thoughts on “Angkor Wat wins ArchaeoMadness, breaks internet”

  1. You should definitely suggest those sites for next year (I think you can leave comments on the AIA post). There are lots of great sites in SEA that should be considered!

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