Angkor Borei and Phnom Da

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Angkor Borei and Phnom Da
Wat asram moha russei.jpg
Asram Moha Russei temple in Angkor Borey site
LocationAngkor Borei District, Takéo Province, of southern Cambodia
Coordinates10°59′42″N 104°58′29″E / 10.99500°N 104.97472°E / 10.99500; 104.97472Coordinates: 10°59′42″N 104°58′29″E / 10.99500°N 104.97472°E / 10.99500; 104.97472
Angkor Borei and Phnom Da is located in Cambodia
Angkor Borei and Phnom Da
Location of Angkor Borei and Phnom Da in Cambodia

The ancient Funan sites of Angkor Borei (Khmer: អង្គរបុរី) and Phnom Da (Khmer: ភ្នំដា) are located in the Angkor Borei District, Takéo Province, of southern Cambodia.[1] The earliest dated archaeological material from these sites is from roughly 400 BC.[2] They contain the earliest known dated Khmer inscriptions as well as the earliest tradition of Khmer sculpture.[2] The hill of Phnom Da contains an 11th Century temple that is still standing.

World Heritage Status[edit]

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on September 1, 1992 in the Cultural category.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Site d'Angkor Borei et Phnom Da - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved on 2009-03-27.
  2. ^ a b Peregrine, Peter Neal; Ember, Melvin, eds. (2001). Encyclopedia of Prehistory. 3 : East Asia and Oceania (2 ed.). Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-306-46257-3.