Angkor — the city in the heart of the jungle

October 14, 2012 22:27

"Angkor — metropolitan area Khmer Empire IX-XV centuries, where the preserved Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom — outstanding examples of Khmer art, which were included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site … Sizes complex imagination: 24 kilometers from east to west and 8 — from the north to the south. It is located on the banks of the Tonle Sap lake about 240 kilometers north- west of the capital of Cambodia — Phnom Penh. "

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In Cambodia, for centuries there was a legend lost in the jungle of a large ancient city. The first

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Riddle of Angkor — Vata

November 7, 2012 10:25

Scientists have solved one of the mysteries of the legendary Cambodian Angkor Wat. Japanese scientists figured out how it was built huge temples, which are built of large stones.

During the construction of Angkor Wat ancient Khmers have managed to use about ten million stone blocks, with the weight of some of them comes to a half tons. Scientists have found a quarry that was used for the extraction of building material, but until then, it was not clear exactly how it brought to the construction site.

According to the Japanese specialist Etsuo Uchida was

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Angkor Thom (Cambodia). City — a metropolis of the past!

Angkor Thom without a doubt the epitome of profound genius, this spatial scale representation of the Buddhist cosmology, displaying the idea that dared to take on a great artists. Angkor Thom is not an architectural marvel. This is the world of the gods, who found reality in the very heart of the ancient Cambodia.

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Angkor Thom, the last capital, was in fact the great city (as its name implies),

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Angkor — Wat. Pearl of ancient Asia Watch online

Cambodian city of Angkor, impressive in scale complex of stone temples have been abandoned by people over 500 years ago. Pearl the town, its most great temple Angkor-Wat — a huge stone map of the universe and one of the most amazing creations of mankind. In 1858, a young French naturalist Henri muons, winning one in the jungle temple after another, suddenly found themselves in the bush Hidden City Angkor. Muon was the most exciting description of the mysterious and romantic ruins Asia. It took another 50 years before it was published chronicles the lost civilization of Cambodia —

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Secrets of ghosts. The Lost City of Angkor watch online

How dies city? In the case of Angkor all came at once. Despite its heritage, unique refinement and stunning architecture, heart Khmer kingdom, city of Angkor emptied in a matter of moments. Why does it have left the inhabitants? They are so scared? The doctor Sydney Institute Roland Fletcher has the answers to one of the most complex and mysterious global mysteries.

The oldest buildings

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