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"The Twilight of Civilizations" Angkor Wat


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 02:31 PM

Better than average documentary featuring Angkor Wat. Not only is the architecture astounding but the basic plan for a long term system of waterways is documented. These canals and reservoirs are what powered this large system of geopolitical control. A compelling explanation of it's abandonment is proposed by mapping out the entire region with geo satellite technology...

"The Twilight of Civilizations" Angkor: The Sunken Kingdom



Drastic and sudden climate change, religious and political struggles, societal upheavals -- all of these causes may have led to the decline of the civilization that left behind Angkor Wat.


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 03:56 PM

The bit about a large battle lost at the hands of the Ayutthaya, Siam kingdom was interesting.  


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Posted 06 May 2018 - 09:34 PM

The extent of the water working structures in the entire area is amazing. Hundreds of years of diverting the water took their toll. No wonder the population in the area dwindled. Pretty cool documentary.


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 12:26 PM

So many cultures, so many structures.
Some still standing, some gone in the dust.

Even ideals made of rock and stone are subject to water and wind.
Even the giant steel structures of today will decay in future rust.

What can they teach us, what can be learned?

Doesn't matter where you come from.

We all build our little structures for and within our societies.

 

Round and round it goes each building their own version of Utopia.

How well has it worked out so far as a whole?

Birth, life, death..

Can humanity rise above stagnation and decay and learn from previous memory?
Or are we really doomed to forget ourselves and die in the mind of universal history.
 


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