Old Khmer Inscription on Angkor Wat


The stones of Angkor Wat are covered with inscriptions such as this.  It is Old Khmer, or Angkorian Khmer, and while I can make sense of some of the writing, there are symbols that have passed out of existence in Modern Khmer.  The script itself is said to have originated from the Pallava script in India.  The Khmer culture is highly influenced by Indian culture, borrowing its religions from India (both Hindu, for which Angkor Wat was built, and Buddhism, the current religion).



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