The Mysteries of Angkor Wat

Exploring Cambodia's Ancient Temple

By Richard Sobol
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763641665, 42pp.)

Publication Date: August 23, 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.




About the Author
Richard Sobol is a Boston-based photographer whose work has appeared in "National Geographic", "Time", "Newsweek", "Outside", and many other publications.
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