• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES MANY DIFFERENT HAVE INFLUENCED THE ARCHITECTURE OF CAMBODIA. THE INDIANS, CHINESE AND?

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    THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES MANY DIFFERENT HAVE INFLUENCED THE ARCHITECTURE OF CAMBODIA. THE INDIANS, CHINESE AND IN RECENT YEARS, THE FRENCH HAVE ALL CONTRIBUTED SOMETHING TOWARDS THIS COUNTRY OF CONTRASTS. IN THE CAPITAL, PHNOM PENH, THIS MONUMENT COMMEMORATES THE ACQUISITION OF THREE TERRITORIES FROM SIAM IN 1907.

    FOR THE CHILDREN OF THIS SOUTH EAST ASIAN KINGDOM, THEIR HISTORY IS CARVED ON ANY OF THE CAPITAL'S BUILDINGS AND MONUMENTS. SOME OF THE ANCIENT BUILDINGS WERE MADE OF TIMBER AND HAVE BEEN LOST. THIS INDEPENDENCE MONUMENT IN STONE STANDS AS A REMINDER TO THE PEOPLE OF CAMBODIA OF THEIR STRUGGLES AGAINST THE MANY NATIONS WHO HAVE TRIED TO RULE THEM.

    AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM AT PHNOM PENH, THE CULTURES OF THE PAST CAN BE SEEN IN MANY EXAMPLES OF SANDSTONE SCULPTURE AND CARVING, SUCH AS THESE FIGURES OF GARUDA MEN AND WOMEN ON THE BASE OF A 6TH CENTURY THRONE.

    TEMPLE GODS FROM THE 6TH CENTURY .... IN CONTRAST, THIS STATUE OF NAGA, THE SERPENT GOD, PROTECTING A MEDITATING FIGURE OF BUDDHA. ALTHOUGH BUDDHISM HAS EXISTED IN CAMBODIA FOR CENTURIES, IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE 10TH CENTURY THAT IT BEGAN TO RIVAL BRAHMINISM, THEN THE OFFICIAL RELIGION. SINCE THEN, MANY OTHER RELIGIOUS HAVE COME TO CAMBODIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACASMORDHK6CGATAZQFEMVCBPX
    Media URN:
    VLVACASMORDHK6CGATAZQFEMVCBPX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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