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Course :  Aspects of Angkor Lecture Series

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Independent scholar Helen Jessup examines Khmer temples in an effort to restore the relationship between Cambodian statuary and the sacred spaces for which it was originally created. Khmer has a long history of pantheism which means for a very long time multiple religions coexist peacefully in this country. Caves are the earliest places that we know khmers adapted to religious functions. Then they use a cell to embody a cave. The sanctuary shape is also pervasive. The idea of temple mountain is practiced by Khmers. Aspects of Angkor Lecture Series Freer and Sackler Galleries Smithsonian Institution

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