Visualising Angkor 800 AD – 1400
The Visualising Angkor Project explores the 3D generation and animation of landscapes, people, soundscapes and architecture in a medieval century Cambodian metropolis. The resulting scenes draw upon a wide range of archaeological and historical data, from bas-reliefs to Chinese eye-witness accounts and extensive mapping undertaken by the Greater Angkor Project and the EFEO. In comparison to the familiar historical staples of Rome, Greece and Egypt, the virtual image of Angkor remains unexplored. The recent inclusion of Angkor as a subject of study in the Australian national High School history curriculum is timely, but it also presents some interesting challenges.
Organisations: Monash University sensiLab/ University of Sydney Greater Angkor
Project Coordinators / Advisors: Tom Chandler (Monash University), Roland Fletcher, Martin Polkinghorne (University of Sydney)
Research Assistants: Brent McKee, Elliott Wilson, Mike Yeates, Chandara Ung
Elevated approach to Angkor Wat (video)
Rice paddies of Angkor (image)