University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Thierry Zephir

The Angkorean Temple-Mountain

Diversity, Evolution, Permanence

By: Thierry Zephir

In many ancient religions, mountain tops—from the Greeks’ Mt. Olympus to the highest Himalayas of Hindu mythologywere believed to be the privi­leged home of the gods. Southeast Asia, largely depen­dent on India for its principal religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, is no exception. On the island of Java in Indonesia, for example, the ancient holy […]