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mar 6, 800 - Angkor Wat

Description:

Stone masonry, sandstone
Hindu, Angkor Dynasty
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Largest religious monument in the world
Angkor = city temple
Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu (known as the protector)
MANDALA
Hindu temples are homes to the gods, in order for a king to claim political office, he had to prove himself to the gods by building the grandest temple for the gods.
Mt. Meru = Axis mundi
One of the most important relief carvings is a narrative ="Churning of the Ocean of Milk" (about the beginning of time, the creation of the universe, and the victory of good over evil)

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Date:

mar 6, 800
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~ 1219 years ago

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