"Living in the Shadow of Angkor" - An Exhibition at the National Museum of Cambodia


Reconstructed wooden coffins and burial jars on a mountain ledge

Dr. Nancy Beavan, ECA/ CAORC 2012-13 Senior Fellow, presented her work after a decade of archaeological research on the Jar and Coffin burial sites from the Cardamom Mountains in Southern Cambodia.

Dr. Nancy Beavan at the inauguration of the exhibition

The exhibition presented the results of the research project from 2003 to 2015, and gave insight into the people who lived apart from Angkor, the ethnic minorities of the Highlands "Khmer Daum". The only traces of their culture, dated between the 15th and 17th century, rest in the archaeological record of their burial rituals in the Cardamom Mountain sites.

Among the more than sixty attendees were the Public Affairs Officer of the U.S Embassy, the Country Director of UNESCO, and the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

CKS Executive Director Krisna Uk, Public Affairs Officer Jay Raman, Dr. Nancy Beavan

CKS Executive Director Krisna Uk with archaeology team member and ethnic minority Mr. Gan from Chi Phat

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