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Bas Reliefs Sculpture Ruined Temple Angkor Wat Cambodia Gods Asia Art Hindu

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Footage ID#
780720
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Matte attached
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Seamless Looping
Duration
00:00:18
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29.97 FPS
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none
Location
Angkor Wat Siem Riep, Cambodia
Source
Canon XH1a
Number of Views
71
Date Uploaded
20 Jul 2010
Date Created
1 Jan 2010

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Bas Reliefs Sculpture RUINED TEMPLE Angkor Wat Cambodia Gods Asia Art Hindu. Cambodia's best-known stone carving adorns the temples of Angkor, which are "renowned for the scale, richness and detail of their sculpture". In modern times, however, the art of stone carving became rare, largely because older sculptures survived undamaged for centuries (eliminating the need for replacements) and because of the use of cement molds for modern temple architecture. By the 1970s and 1980s, the craft of stone carving was nearly lost. During the late 20th century, however, efforts to restore Angkor resulted in a new demand for skilled stone carvers to replace missing or damaged pieces, and a new tradition of stone carving is arising to meet this need. Most modern carving is traditional-style, but some carvers are experimenting with contemporary designs. Interest is also renewing for using stone carving in modern wats. Modern carvings are typically made from Banteay Meanchey sandstone, though stone from Pursat and Kompong Thom is also used

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