“Cambodian royal dances, the admirable artistic tradition and all the indigenous past they represent are seriously threatened due to the very evolution of Cambodia and Western progress.” These prophetic words could have been written at any time, but they were actually penned in 1928 by George Groslier, founder and director of the National Museum in Phnom Penh. See dozens of these rare photos, recently revealed by the National Museum of Cambodia.
At Preah Vihear temple, a religious ceremony of rare intensity took place when 62 young girls danced a sacred ritual to pray for peace.
An ancient Khmer image of a Tantric yogini –beautiful, wildly fierce sacred women– is a clue to Tantric rituals in Cambodian and Thailand.
Cambodian archaeologist Heng Sophady and local authorities reacted quickly when a Memot historical site was accidentally damaged.
Khmer families discovered living in southern China may be related to ancient elephant drivers traveling from Angkor to Xishuangbanna, a millennium ago.
Historian Darryl Collins traces the National Museum of Cambodia from founding ideas of Albert Sarraut and George Groslier to the present.
New South Korean Road Protects Angkor Temples. The government of South Korea has offered to fund a new road that will protect the temples.
Ministry Director Hab Touch Promotes Cambodian Culture and will now serve as Director-General in charge of the Department General of Cultural Affairs.
As life after a fire is rebuilt, passion for Khmer culture is reborn. Davis’ first love affair with Southeast Asia and its culture began nearly two decades ago. A Love Affair With Cambodia for Angkor Wat Researcher Kent Davis
She was hidden by vines beneath a stone overhang. Decades or even centuries ago, the tower’s collapse formed a protective alcove around her. Death of an Angel Antiquities Theft at Beng Mealea Cambodian Temple