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The Bayon and Khmer art

The Bayon and Khmer art. South entrance to Angkor Thom, Cambodia

South entrance to Angkor Thom, Cambodia. The Bayon and Khmer art

The Bayon and Khmer art
A well-known and richly decorated, Khmer temple is in Angkor of Cambodia. Built in the late 12th century or early 13th century, the Bayon stands at the center of Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom. Meanwhile, the Bayon’s most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers. Besides, tourists know the temple for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs. In fact, they represent an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes.

The Bayon and Khmer art

Bayon faces

Among prehistoric sites known in Cambodia – Samrong Sen, Anlong Phdao, Melou Prei, and Laang Spean. According to belief, many more prehistoric sites exist, but have yet to be discovered. However, the scientists discovered the remnants of circular earthwork dating from the Neolithic times, in the villages in the province of Kompong Cham.

In particular, the archaeologists documented Ancient stone, bronze tools and weapons, and ancient ceramics. Besides, enigmatic bronze drums similar to those found at the Dong Son site in Vietnam (probably used in rain and war ceremonies). Current archaeological research into Cambodia’s extensive prehistory will no doubt provide better insight into the lives of the people who made these objects. In addition, it will give us a more concrete time-frame for their dates of manufacture.

The Bayon and Khmer art

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