December 20, 2008

Cham Ruins

-Cham script, which was heavily influenced by the Thai language of old.-

Ruins from the Cham Kingdom. The Cham people occupied what is now Vietnam, a little of Laos and Cambodia in about the same time frame as the Khmer people of Angkor. Here are a few shots of what is left of a temple after centuries of decay and a violent war.

-Temples in decay.-

-Timeworn script.-

-Relief carvings, decorations for the temple.-

-Remnants recovered after the heavy shelling the war.-

-She lost her head...-

-So did she.-

-The cause....(Casings, or unexploded American bombs).-

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