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The Etruscan section which was found on this page as a "tag on" beneath south East Asia sections, where it didn't really belong, has been moved to a page of its own.  Etruscan Civilization


 

Cambodia

Ancient Cambodia: The Ancient Khmer Civilization __ "Perhaps no other ruins symbolize the breath taking beauty of the Ancient World more the the Temples of Angkor Wat, in modern day Cambodia. These ruins form the center of what was once a very powerful Khmer empire that covered much of South East Asia." An overview of Angkor and the ancient Khmer civilization. - illustrated - From theancientweb.com - http://www.theancientweb.com/explore/content.aspx?content_id=5

Ancient Khmers __ Good general look at Khmer civilization. - photos, history - From Pacific University - http://mcel.pacificu.edu/as/students/khmer/index.html

Angkor, the Heart of Cambodia's Ancient Empire __ "If South East Asia can be said to have an equivalent to ancient Rome, then the ruined city of Angkor in Cambodia is it. The great city at the heart of Cambodia’s ancient empire made South East Asia what it is today. It was the place where the Cambodian people built their nation and their identity, and would transmit that culture throughout the region."  A visit to the city and a bit of history. - illustrated - From jadedragon.com - http://www.jadedragon.com/articles/angkor.html

Cambodia Ancient History __ "Archaeological evidence indicates that parts of the region now called Cambodia were inhabited during the first and second millennia B.C. by peoples having a Neolithic culture. "  And that is where the story begins.  A brief look at ancient Cambodia. - From asianartmall.com - http://www.asianartmall.com/Cambodia%20Ancient%20History.html

Cambodian History __ Essay about Cambodian history. Information is about ancient Cambodia with only the last paragraph dedicated to the 20th century. - From Dr. Sam-Ang Sam - http://research.umbc.edu/eol/cambodia/histcamb.htm

Khmer Civilization - History of Cambodia & Angkor Wat __ About the ancient Indochinese civilization of the Khmer from the pre-Angkor era to its fall. - illustrated - From Cambodia-travel.com - http://www.cambodia-travel.com/khmer-civilization.htm

National Gallery of Art - Cambodia - Virtual Tour Welcome __ Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia highlight this showing at the National Gallery of Art. You will need QuickTime VR to see the exhibits. This exhibit of ancient Indochinese art covers pre-Angkor to post-Angkor time periods. The pictures take time to load so be patient. - illustrated - From National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. - http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/camwel.htm 


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General Resources

Ancient Southeast Asia | Social Science __ An essay about the people, monuments and history of Southeast Asia. - From indiapoint.net - http://indiapoint.net/ss/2004/11/18/ancient-southeast-asia/

Bronze Drums.html __ About how Bronze Age bronze drums help interpret history. These traditional drums originated in Southeast Asia and were used mostly for war and funerals. When a drum was included with a burial, the size and decoration of the drum was related to the person's contributions to the community. - illustrated - From Pacific University - http://mcel.pacificu.edu/as/students/drum/bronzedrums.html

Early Southeast Asian History __ A history of Southeast Asia based on archaeological research.  "The original inhabitants of Southeast Asia were a short, hairy, black-skinned race related to the Australian Aborigines, commonly called Negritos. Today they are found only in the most remote areas, still living a stone age lifestyle, but once they roamed the entire region, hunting and practicing slash-and-burn agriculture as far north as the Yangtze River." - From guidetothailand.com - http://www.guidetothailand.com/thailand-history/beginning.php

Kingdoms of South East Asia __ A brief review of the various kingdoms of ancient Southeast Asia. - From berclo.net - http://berclo.net/page00/00en-sea-history.html

Museum Treasures of Southeast Asia __ While this is an ad for a book, there is enough information and illustrations to make it a good stop. - illustrated - From ASEAN Secretariat - http://www.aseansec.org/14617.htm

Quests of the Dragon and Bird Clan: Early States in Southeast Asia __ "In studying early state formation in Southeast Asia, we rely on documentary evidence, exclusively Chinese in origin, along with paleolinguistic and cultural evidence much more than archaeological data."  A good report. - illustrated - From sambali.blogspot.com - http://sambali.blogspot.com/2007/10/early-states-in-southeast-asia.html

Southeast Asia: ancient centre of urbanization? __ "The study of early Southeast Asian urbanization can reveal the variety of human responses to
the environment that gave rise to the entity known as the ‘city’ today."  A detailed paper.  A PDF file Acrobat reader needed - illustrated - From iias.nl - http://www.iias.nl/nl/37/IIAS_NL37_30.pdf

 
 

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Korea

Ancient Art Homepage __ Large website about the art of ancient Korea. Everything from swords to pyramids. - well illustrated - From Shinbiro.com - Korean or English. - http://myhome.shinbiro.com/~kbyon/ehome.htm

Female Hero: Queen Sandok... __ "Her father was the king of the Silla kingdom, which had emerged in the south about 250 and 350 AD, and by the end of the 7th century would manage to unify the whole peninsula. Having no sons, he chose as his heir his daughter Sondok, which was no great surprise for a number of reasons." A truly remarkable person - From Women in World History Curriculum - http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine7.html

History of Korean Architecture __ Step by step trip through the history of Korean architecture. Series of essays where you discover Korea's architectural heritage from the prehistoric through the end of the Choson. - From GyeongSang National University - http://nongae.gsnu.ac.kr/~mirkoh/korb01.html

Korean Sculpture (Ancient, Koguryo Period, Paekche Period, Paekche Period, Shilla Period, Unified Shilla Period, Metalwork, Pottery, Wood Crafts, Handicrafts __ Click on a heading to be taken to a brief essay about the subject. - From Asianinfo.org - http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/korea/sculpture.htm

Korean Traditional Architecture__ Essays dealing with ancient and traditional Korean architecture from the Neolithic through the Choson era. - From GyeongSang National University - http://nongae.gsnu.ac.kr/~mirkoh/ob1.html

The Myths of Ancient Korea __ "A virtual rendition of these Korean sites will allow visitors to explore these national treasures from Kyoungju City. Along the way visitors may ring the temple bell, or cast lots to ask their future of the I Ching " or Book of Changes. At each of the four site , a Korean myth is told by text and the interactive animations." - illustrated - From Soyon Park - http://www.evl.uic.edu/sopark/thesis/

 
 

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Thailand

Ancient Cities of Thailand __ Tour three ancient Thai cities. - photos - http://www.chimburi.com/ancient.htm

Ancient City in Thailand - Photographic Tour __ What a great place this must be to visit. In their own words: "The Ancient City, or Muang Boran in Thai, is like an open book of history and an open door to the real Thailand. Here you will find numerous reproductions of palace halls, temples, stupas, stone sanctuaries and traditional houses. You can also visit several reconstructed historical buildings, authenticated communities with their inhabitants doing their daily chores and sample villages from all regions of the country." - photos - From Sriwittayapaknam School - http://www.paknam.com/ancient1.html

The History of Thailand__ History of Thailand covers ancient times to the present with the emphasis in the ancient. - photos - http://www.escati.com/making_of_a_nation.htm


 

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Viet Nam

Interactive Outline History of Vietnam __ While this brings up to current date, there are excellent articles about prehistoric and ancient Vietnam. - illustrated - From Ernest C. Bolt Jr. - http://www.richmond.edu/~ebolt/history398/InteractiveOutlineHistory%20ofVietnam.html

The Thang Long Water Puppet Troupe of Hanoi: A glimpse of the Cultural Life and Times of Ancient Vietnam __ Learn about the ancient art form of water puppetry. - From World Socialist Web Site - http://www.wsws.org/articles/1999/feb1999/viet-f05.shtml

Viet Nam Pre Historic __ And over view and article links about prehistoric Viet Nam. Links cover an extended overview, timeline and more. - illustrated - From Viettouch.com - http://www.viettouch.com/pre-hist/

Viettouch.com © Chi D. Nguyen __ About ancient Viet Nam's Cham civilization. - photos, history - From Viettouch.com - http://viettouch.com/champa/


 

 

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