The Mysteries of Angkor Wat

The Mysteries of Angkor Wat

Exploring Cambodia's Ancient Temple

Book - 2011
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What mysteries hide inside this ancient Cambodian temple? When local children lead the author through the ruins, he discovers a little-known secret.

In 1100 CE, the mighty Khmer people of Cambodia built the world's largest religious monument: the sprawling stone temple of Angkor Wat. Now, thousands visit the crumbling ruins each year to see the last remains of the ancient and mysterious Khmer civilization. Photographer Richard Sobol explored these fascinating ruins, searching among the fallen, moss-covered stone slabs and wall carvings for clues that might link the ancient Khmer people to present-day Cambodian culture. A personal narrative and illustrative photography document his pilgrimage, capturing the historical legacy and mystery contained within the walls of Angkor Wat. A glossary, maps, and key facts are included.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, [2011]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780763641665
Branch Call Number: 959.602 SOB
Characteristics: 42 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 x 26 cm.

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reading_past_bedtime Feb 13, 2017

We (2nd grader and I) loved this one! Without giving any spoilers, this travel photographer found something unexpected and fascinating there that got us talking. We have enjoyed all the books by this author. The photographs really give you a sense of having gone to his destinations.

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