Angkor and the Khmer Civilization


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ISBN: 9780500295588 Category:

Michael D. Coe, Damian Evans


‘The best account of Angkor available in English … takes the reader on a panoramic tour of Cambodian history from earliest times to the latest finds’ Ben Kiernan, author of The Pol Pot Regime

The ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia has fascinated scholars and visitors alike since its rediscovery in the mid-19th century. A great deal was already known about the history of Angkor and the brilliant Khmer civilization that built it thanks to pioneering work by archaeologists and scholars, but our knowledge has now been completely revolutionized by cutting-edge technology. Airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) has revealed entire cities that were previously unknown and a complex urban landscape with highways and waterways, profoundly transforming our interpretations of the development and supposed decline of Angkor.

In this comprehensive edition of Angkor and the Khmer Civilization, respected archaeologist Michael Coe is joined by Damian Evans, who led this remarkable programme of scientific exploration, to present for the first time in book form the results and implications of these ground-breaking discoveries that are rewriting history.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 15.3 x 23.4 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 5 September 2024
Number of pages 304
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.3 x 23.4 cm
Weight 300 g


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Professor Michael D. Coe was Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus in the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Reading the Maya Glyphs, Mexico and The True History of Chocolate, all published by Thames & Hudson. Damian Evans is founding Director of the University of Sydney's Overseas Research Center at Siem Reap-Angkor, and a Research Fellow at the École Française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO).