Another interesting talk by Dr Olivier de Bernon at the Siam Society next week, about the Choeung Ek site near Phnom Penh.
The Assumption of an Astronomical Platform in Cambodia of the VII–VIII Century
Date: Friday 20 December 2019
Time: 7 pm
Venue: The Siam Society, Bangkok
The circular structure of Choeung Ek, hardly discernable at ground level is, however, easily identifiable from the sky. Composed of the remains of a ditch about 10 meters wide, this structure forms a perfect circle of some 760 metres in diameter in the center of which a cruciform terrace has been found. The discovery of charcoal at several characteristic points allow us to date the construction of the round structure of Choeung Ek and its abandonment between the middle of the seventh century and the middle of the eighth century…