1. Have students explore the Angkor site using an internet map service such as Google Maps and Street View. Ask them to spot remnants of the Khmer Empire. For example, students can ‘walk’ into Angkor Wat and see sculptures on the walls, statues in the courtyards. Ask them to describe their thoughts of the building(s) and consider the meaning of these works.
2. A collaboration between archaeologists, historians and Virtual History specialists based in Australia, Cambodia and the United States has brought daily life in medieval Angkor to life through their Virtual Angkor project. Students can watch computer generated renderings of theorised life at Angkor on the Virtual Angkor site.
All images and works featured on Virtual Angkor are copyright Monash University (SensiLab). Please do not reproduce without permission.
3. The National Library of Australia holds the Coffin Collection. This series of photographs, taken mainly in the 1960s, shows Angkor and other Khmer sites with an emphasis on sculpture and architectural elements. The images used in this module are primarily drawn from this collection. A selection of the photographs has been digitised and is accessible for free through the National Library of Australia’s catalogue.