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Urban Architecture in Ancient Angkor: Old Temples and New Findings

Evening Program

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0444

Angkor Thom, last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire, Cambodia

Recent high-tech surveys and archaeological discoveries have brought monuments like the ancient Cambodian capital of Koh Ker and the temples of Banteay Srei and Ta Keo to center stage. along with better-known sites like Angkor Wat and the Bayon. No longer seen as remote outliers distant from the core at Angkor, they are now considered vital hubs of a vast Khmer urban network, unparalleled in the ancient world.

Robert DeCaroli, professor of art history at George Mason University, examines the sites and structures that made up the urban landscape of the Khmer Empire and traces the historical shifts, royal decisions, religious beliefs, and cultural processes that led to its development.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)