Sunday, October 31, 2010
Bruno Bruguier will be unveiled at the French Cultutral Center on Thursday 25 November at 7pm. Though the lecture will be in French and Khmer, his book on the archaeological sites of the Tonle Sap Basin and Sambor Prei Kuk, which will also be in French, will be a valuable addition to the publications available on Khmer temples. The book, which will include recent photos and maps, alongside archive photos and drawings from the EFEO vaults as the author happens to work for the organization that has done so much to rescue and restore Cambodia's Angkorean heritage, will cover well-known temple sites such as Oudong, Longvek, Kompong Preah, Kuhak Nokor, Phnom Santuk, Sambor Prei Kuk and other less-known sites as well. Co-authored with his wife Juliette Lacroix, it's the 2nd in a series of six they have written, though funding has been a tough nut to crack hence the delay since the first volume arrived in January 2009. Future titles will also cover Banteay Chhmar and the Western Provinces, Kompong Cham and the Mekong Basin, Koh Ker & Preah Vihear - the Northern Provinces, and Around Angkor.