Opening the Eyes
Deciphering the History of the Khmer EmpireStreaming Video - 2009
The gigantic Angkor temple complex in Cambodia is a testament in stone to the Khmer-miles of inscriptions that only Professor Thomas Maxwell and a handful of other experts can decipher. But time is running out as erosion and the ever-increasing influx of tourists take their toll on the carvings at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Using Maxwell's research into the ceremonial eye-opening ritual as a point of entry, this program delves into the history and culture of the Khmer empire and the efforts of the Angkor Inscriptions Survey to preserve the fast-fading record of that civilization.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2009
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Uniform Title: Deciphering the history of the Khmer empire