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Historical Vacation Spots – Angkor Wat - המשך למאמר

Sadly, many of the works of art were stolen from the compound over the years, but enough of it remains to make it a visual and architectural masterpiece.

Mythology

The numerous carvings showcase scenes from Indian mythology, mainly the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. The Mahabharata and the Ramayana are the most important epic texts in the Hindu world. The Mahabharata, which is longer than the bible and Homer's writings combined, depicts the story of the Pandava brothers, their trials and struggles and their relationship with the god Vishnu, through its avatar Krishna. The Ramayana is a colorful tale ,depicting the adventures of prince Rama and his quest to rescue his wife Sita from a terrible demon king. It is recommended to get familiarized with the main scenes, gods and battles of the Hindu epic texts in order to fully appreciate the carvings and sculpture of Angkor Wat.

 

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