APSARA Authority Gives Lecture on Bas-Relief of King Suryavarman II in South Gallery of Angkor Wat

The APSARA National Authority has organised a lecture on the story of King Suryavarman II in the south gallery of Angkor Wat through inscriptions and archeology, with 200 participants, mostly tour guides in the Angkor area, Siem Reap province.

The lecture, held on Sept. 15, is divided into two sections, with the first speaker being Mr. Vong Savuthy, the Acting Director of the Angkor Ceramics Museum at Tani, and an expert in inscription. He presented an overview of the inscriptions and ancient inscriptions in the Angkor Wat gallery as well as explained the contents of the inscriptions.

Angkor Wat is a huge temple with more than 60 inscriptions, some of them are inscribed in the Angkorian period, some near the gallery, and most likely after the Angkorian period, he said.

The second speaker was Mr. Im Sokrithy, Director of the Department of Research, Training and Communication, who gave a brief history of the activities of King Suryavarman II, Khmer-Champa, and Dai Viet relations. The story of the battle between the Cham army, the Khmer army, and the Dai Viet, is related to the bas-reliefs on the south gallery of Angkor Wat, as well as the evidence of who Siam Kok was in the procession of King Suryavarman II, etc.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse