Researcher Kent Davis theorizes that the many carved images of women found throughout the temple complex hold the key to the origins and purpose of the ancient monuments. Mysterious Khmer Devata Goddesses-Who were the Women of Angkor Wat?
Daughters of Angkor Wat examines the mystery of why 1800 detailed portraits of ancient Khmer women appear in the Hindu temple Angkor Wat.
Anna Maria Island is home to Kent Davis, one of the world’s few researchers working exclusively on Angkor Wat. Davis is compiling a database tracking the characteristics of every woman portrayed at the temple.
Holmes Beach resident Kent Davis could have been forgiven if he had given up his dreams of publishing books on Asian history, supporting a Cambodian school, and decoding the mystery of the 1,780 female statues at Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia. Island publisher renews quest to solve mystery of Angkor Wat women