Angkor and Cambodia takes centrestage in this week’s Wednesday rojak, as we visit some lesser-known temples and explore the beginnings of the Angkor Civilization:
- Saraburi gives a a look at Prasat Phanom Rung at Buriram, Thailand, a 12th century Angkoran temple complex dedicated to Shiva.
- Phoenixstorm explores another Angkoran temple, Ta Keo, another temple to Shiva dedicated around the year 1000.
- Xander tucks into some grolan, a Khmer traditional rice snack.
- While not exactly new, K. Kris Hirst, the archaeology guide at about.com hosts a feature on the Thai site of Ban Non Wat, where Charles Higham has been investigating a series of prehistoric burials that may have led to the rise of the Angkor civilization.
In this series of weekly rojaks (published on Wednesdays) Iâ€™ll feature other sites in the blogosphere that are of related to archaeology in Southeast Asia. Got a recommendation for the next Wednesday rojak? Email me!
– Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
– Southeast Asia: From Prehistory to History by P. S. Bellwood and I. Glover (Eds)
– Angkor and the Khmer Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places) by M. D. Coe
– The Excavation of Ban Lum Khao (The Origins of Civilization of Angkor, Vol. 1) by C. Higham
– The Civilization of Angkor by C. Higham