SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

The industries of Angkor project / Expanding Angkor’s roads

Mitch Hendrickson (Sydney University)

Date: 6 October 2010Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 6 October 2010Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B111

Type of Event: Seminar

'The Art & Archaeology of South and Southeast Asia research seminar will get underway early this session to benefit from a European tour by Mitch Hendricksen of Sydney University, whose research is uncovering a very large political and industrial centre at Kompong Svay, east of Angkor, which appears to have been of key strategic importance to two of the great empire-building kings of the ancient Khmer Empire -- Suryavarman I and Jayavarman VII from the 11th to the 13th centuries. Dr Hendricksen will also describe his research into the vast road network construted by these kings to sustain and defend the Empire.

  1. The industries of Angkor project: Deconstructing the industrial and settlement history of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay, Cambodia
  2. Expanding Angkor’s roads: An archaeo-lexical investigation of changes in a developing transport system.

Organiser: Peter Sharrock

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