Khmer Women in Divine Context

One of the best websites out there about the Angkor civilisation is also dedicated to understanding the role of the feminine in its history.

Angkor Wat Apsara & Devata: Khmer Women in Divine Context seeks to research into the following questions:

  • Why do images of women dominate the largest religious monument on Earth?
  • Who are the women of Angkor Wat?
  • Why are images of women immortalized in the largest temples the Khmer civilization ever built?
  • What did these women mean to the Khmer rulers, priests and people?
  • How does the Cambodian dance tradition relate to the women of Angkor Wat?
  • Do the women of Angkor Wat embody information important to us in modern times?

Here are some photos I took of the Apsaras at Angkor in 2010. More can be found on the Angkor Wat page of my Photo Dharma website.

Apsaras

Apsaras

Apsaras

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