Fall of Civilizations - 5. The Khmer Empire - Fall of the God Kings

Deep in the Cambodian Jungle, a ruined city crumbles among the roots of banyan trees.


In this episode, we look at the Khmer Empire of medieval Cambodia, and the ancient mega-city of Angkor. I want to explore how this great civilization rose to a size and wealth virtually unprecedented in the world, how it overcame the challenges of its climate and landscape, and all the factors that led to its final, dramatic collapse.


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Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas


Voice Actors:


Rhy Brignell

Lou Millington

Sebastian Garbacz


Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: incompetech.com/


Title theme: Home At Last by John Bartmann. https://johnbartmann.com/


** Special thanks to Tom Chandler, Brent McKee, Mike Yeates and Chandara Ung of SensiLab, Monash University Faculty of IT for kindly sharing their digital recreations of ancient Angkor. **


View their project here:


Project website: https://www.virtualangkor.com/


Simulating 24 hours at Medieval Angkor Wat:  


 • Simulating 24 Hours at Medieval Angko... 




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