Hillforts on the frontier of rival kingdoms
Richard Hodges writes about the coastal towns of Zadar and Nin, introducing us to their diverse histories
At Deir ‘ain ‘Abata in Jordan, the monastery of St Lot has been rediscovered and excavated
Visiting Angkor Wat, Ayutthayan, Bangkok and a spectacular Bronze Age cemetary at Ban Non Wat
Current excavations and survey in the Roaring Creek valley in Belize bring to life an ancient Maya community
Norman Hammond discovers discovers lost city of La Milpa, still mostly hidden by jungle
One of South-East Asia’s most celebrated archaeological sites and one of the great marvels of the world, Angkor Wat appeared in the very first issue of CWA, as well as in #5 and, most recently, #50. Stretching over 400km², the surrounding archaeological park includes the various capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th-15th century, as well as the famous temple of Angkor Thom. But when exploration began in the 18th and 19th centuries, it was quickly obvious that there was strong Indian influence. What can new research tell us about Angkor’s origins?