This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer UNESCO World Heritage Sites Angkor Wat Evening Course Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET Code: 1J0242B Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $25 Member $30 Non-Member Save when you purchase this program as a part of one of these series! 5 Program Series: UNESCO World Heritages Sites Find series tickets Resize text Angkor, Cambodia (Photo: Mahmoud Bendakir) There are 1,154 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the world. Each of them offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. This series offers an in-depth overview of five of the most intriguing UNESCO World Heritage sites from around the world, from Iraq to Brazil. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience by incorporating the insights of the latest scholarship and research. Justin M. Jacobs, a professor of history at American University, is the author of several books, including The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures. He recently completed a 24-episode series on UNESCO World Heritage Sites for the Great Courses and is currently conducting research on the voyages of Captain Cook in the Pacific. Session Information Angkor Wat The magnificent temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia marks the rise of the Khmer Empire in Southeast Asia and its incorporation of Indic cultural influences into the architecture of the largest religious monument in the world. Jacobs also explores how Angkor Wat later became a center of Buddhist worship, a symbol of French imperial pretensions, and finally an icon of the modern Cambodian nation. Additional Sessions February 15: Samarra and the Abbasid Caliphate March 1: Philippine Rice Terraces of Ifugao March 8: Sacred Sites of Tibet March 15: Brasilia, the Utopian Capital of Brazil General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom.