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via BBC World Service, 29 October 2018: Peter Sharrock from SOAS discusses the ancient Khmer hospital system.

Bayon Jayavarman VII by Rolf_52 / Shutterstock

Bayon Jayavarman VII by Rolf_52 / Shutterstock

Jayavarman 7th, arguably the most ambitious of Khmer kings, was a great builder: he ordered the construction of many large temples and other public monuments, and also over a hundred hospitals. Art historian Dr. Peter Sharrock from the University of London explains how the hospitals were staffed, supplied and why everyone could use them.

Source: BBC World Service – The Forum, Cambodia’s ancient Khmer Empire, The founder of the world’s earliest public health system?

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