Khmer Mythology

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River Books, 1997 - History - 181 pages
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The many thousands of Khmer temples and shrines built to glorify mainly Hindu gods, but also Buddhism, were carved with intricate stone reliefs of great complexity and artistry. The lives and legends of Hindu gods and Buddhist themes are portrayed on pedi

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Myths and Legends
Index of Locations

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About the author (1997)

Vittorio Roveda has had a multi-faceted career. He gained his first doctorate in geology and stratigraphy in the 1950s, but switched interests in the 1980s to studying Asian art history. He obtained his second doctorate on the carved reliefs of Angkor Wat in 2000. Since then he has written various papers on Khmer art and spent several months every year in Cambodia.

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