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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263037

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.001.0001

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The Origins of the Civilisation of Angkor

The Origins of the Civilisation of Angkor

Albert Reckitt Archaeological Lecture

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(p.40) (p.41) The Origins of the Civilisation of Angkor
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures
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Charles F. W. Higham

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0002

This lecture discusses the origins of the civilisation of Angkor. The location of this civilisation presents several unique advantages, such as sufficient rainfall and permanent settlement. It looks at the dynasty founded by Jayavarman in Angkor, which lasted for two-hundred years. Most of the lecture presents archaeological findings and maps, which provide a look at the ancient kingdom in Angkor.

Keywords:   origins, civilisation of Angkor, Jayavarman, archaeological findings, maps, ancient kingdom

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