Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Forum Lecture Series
Darith Ea, Visiting Professor, Cornell University, "Koh Ker: The 10th Century Angkorian Capital City of Jayavarman IV and His Son, Harshavarman II."
Friday, October 26, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
Jayavarman IV and his son, Harshavarman II moved the Angkorian capital to Koh Ker from 928-944. Koh Ker is approximately 90 km northeast of Angkor. The city layout includes an iconic 35m tall, 7-tiered, sandstone mountain temple dedicated to Siva (Prasat Thom); a large water reservoir (Rohal); numerous temples and shrines encircling the Rohal; the largest ancient dam in Southeast Asia, and an unusual north-south orientation. Koh Ker sculpture and architecture are unusually large-scale and dynami