Monday, June 10, 2013

A look at the north

It was only a few days ago that I mentioned that Bruno Bruguier of EFEO was in town seeking funds to get his latest tome on the ancient temples of Cambodia published. 600+ pages worth of the Temples of the Northern Provinces including Preah Vihear and Koh Ker, and chockablock full of maps and photographs. Well, I'm pleased to report that he was successful and hasn't wasted any time in getting the book printed and ready for publication. Bruno will launch the book, with a presentation in French, English and Khmer at the French Cultural Center on Wednesday 19 June at 7pm. He's already published two books in the series of six, namely Phnom Penh and the Southern Provinces, and Tonle Sap Basin with Sambor Prei Kuk. They are an incredible resource on the temple heritage of the great Khmers, albeit in the French language. Bruno is a fountain of knowledge on the temples and the results of his work over many years deserves a wide audience.

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