Review of Burgess: Stories in Stone: The Sdok Kok Thom Inscription

The beauty and grandeur of the monuments left by the Khmer Empire, together with the anarchy and disorganization suffered by the people of that country for centuries, persuaded the European travelers and colonists who ‘discovered’ them that they must have been created by some other people, possibly Alexander the Great or the tribe of wandering Jews. Adding to the mystery of the ruins was the difficulty involved in trying to interpret their meaning and who was responsible for them.

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