Angkor, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

Angkor is the most important archaeological site in Cambodia and one of the most important in Southeast Asia. In the period between the ninth and fifteenth century it hosted the capital of the Khmer Empire, of which it was the religious and political center. The main buildings are about eighty but in total there are hundreds of Hindu and Buddhist temples, although there are only traces or ruins made up of modest piles of bricks. The most visited were cleaned out of the vegetation and largely rebuilt according to the anastylosis method during the period of French colonial domination, especially from the first post-war period onwards. The most famous temple is the famous Angkor Wat, considered the largest religious building in the world, whose stylized effigy appears in the Cambodian flag. The visible monuments are all religious because the common buildings, including the royal residence, were built-in perishable materials such as wood and only a few remains have survived. During the reign of Suryavarman II, the highest expression of Khmer classical art is achieved in the construction of Angkor Wat, the best known temple in Angkor. Built between 1113 and 1150, it was probably completed after the death of the sovereign and perhaps also used as his mausoleum.

Aha, the sovereign. Original article by Alessandro Brizzi.


Unlike the other temples of the capital, usually dedicated to Siva and oriented to the east, it is moreover consecrated to Vishnu and oriented towards the west. In addition to being associated with the god, the west is a direction linked to death and funeral rites. Angkor Wat perfectly portrays the Hindu cosmology: the central towers represent Mount Meru (the home of the gods), the outer walls, the mountains that enclose the world and the moat the ocean beyond the mountains.

Moreover, in the architectural measurements and reports it seems to present numerous astronomical references and to the cycles of the Sun and the Moon.

Angkor is a mystery, its beginning is a mystery, but its end is much more. It is a mystery that all the main monuments are turned and oriented with absolute precision to the cardinal points. They are a mystery, its bas-reliefs depicting battles, tortures, births and deaths, judged almost a thousand-year prophecy of the Khmer Rouge holocaust. Eternal revolves between pain and joy, good and evil, beginning and end, as the continuous alternation of seasons and eternal time, are a chimera that perhaps somewhere in Angkor has points to be deciphered but that for the moment are hidden. The 1796 portraits of women, are unknown, of which, even today, the meaning is unknown. There are many similarities and similarities between the Maya, Egyptian and Khmer cultures, so distant in space but above all in time. It is said that King Suryavarman was the heir of the God Horus dynasty.

Maya, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.


Science tells us that all of its 700 main buildings are arranged along a line representing the constellation of the Dragon, in 10.500 BC. And if you do a little study you can also see that: The Sphinx, again in 10.500 BC, was facing east towards the constellation of Leo

Sphinx, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.


The Pyramids, towards the south, towards Orion, again in 10.500 BC

The Pyramids of Akapana, in the Bolivian Andes, to the west, towards the constellation of the aquarium, and in what year? 10.500 B.C. As if all these points represented on earth as well as a celestial map, a kind of stellar compass for some extraterrestrial entity.

All that is missing is the center, which is said to be the legendary city of Atlantis.

Atlantis, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.


Perhaps they are only legends, perhaps only myths, perhaps we like too much to imagine things that allow us to dream of interspaces and people with intelligences unimaginable to us, already millennia ago. Perhaps…

Angkor, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.



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Angkor, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.