Friday, May 17, 2013

Bruno's quest

Enjoyed a very interesting lunch today with Bruno Bruguier of EFEO talking about ancient Khmer temples, one of my favourite topics. His latest tome, more than 600 pages worth of the Temples of the Northern Provinces including Preah Vihear and Koh Ker is ready to be published. It's chockablock full of maps and photographs. The small matter of finding the funds to make it happen is all that's holding it up. Bruno has already published two books in the series of six, namely Phnom Penh and the Southern Provinces & Tonle Sap Basin and Sambor Prei Kuk. They are an incredible resource on the temple heritage of the great Khmers, albeit in French, though if he can get the required funding, he will gladly publish it in English. English would obviously open up the books to a much wider audience and give Bruno's work the acknowledgement it deserves.



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