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The Khmer Empire: Medieval Cambodia

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    Archaeological evidence shows first humans in Cambodia

    Archaeological evidence shows first humans in Cambodia
    The first Cambodians</a>Archaeologists find evidence that shows that the first settlements appeared in 6000 B.C. They are believed to have come from other countries such as Laos, Thailand, and China. More info can be found at <a href='http://www.ancient.eu.com/Khmer_Empire/' >
  • 400

    Indian ideas were introduced

    Indian ideas were introduced
    The first Cambodians were influenced by Indian culture, and picked up their religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, foods. and arts. More information at <a href='http://www.tourismcambodia.com/about-cambodia/cambodian-history.htm' >
  • Jan 1, 1005

    The Khmer Empire is expanded into Thailand

    The Khmer Empire is expanded into Thailand
    King Suryavarman I organised government and security in the Khmer Empire, and expanded it into Thailand over a 45 year period, ending in 1050 A.D
  • Period: Jan 1, 1005 to Jan 1, 1050

    Expansion of the Khmers

    The Khmer Empire is expanded into Thailand.
  • Jan 1, 1100

    Angkor Thom and Bayon were built

    Angkor Thom and Bayon were built
    Two temple-mountains, Angkor Thom and Bayon were built under King Jayavarman VII. Both temples are quite similar in style as they have the same art style and similar construction.
  • Jan 1, 1113

    Angkor Wat was built

    Angkor Wat was built
    Angkor Wat, the largest religious man-made structure, was built under King Suryavarman II. The temple is surrounded by a 200m wide moat, and covers 500 acres of land. It was a feat of human engineering. More about this temple at Angkor Wat
  • Jan 1, 1431

    The Khmer Empire ends

    The Khmer Empire ends
    The Khmer Empire collapses due to a 25 year long drought previously, which caused the economy to fail. The Khmers became weak, and the Champas from Vietnam seized the chance to raze the land. The Khmers didn't stand a chance.
  • The Khmer Empire began

    The Khmer Empire began
    Jayavarman II united the people under the Khmer Empire and became the first king. He declared the sovereignty of Cambodia in 802 A.D. More information can be found at Khmer Empire
  • The first Temple-mountain began construction

    The first Temple-mountain began construction
    The Bakong temple mountain was the first temple-mountain built by the Khmers, and was commisioned by Indravarman I. The temple was completed in 889 A.D and was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. More info at The Bakong Temple-Mountain
  • The Bakheng temple-mountain began construction

    The Bakheng temple-mountain began construction
    The Bakheng temple-mountain began construction under King Yasovarman I. It is another temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. More information can be found at Bakheng Temple-Mountain
  • The Khmers won a long battle against the Champas

    The Khmers won a long battle against the Champas
    Champa Battles - Thailand's World</a>King Rajendravarman won against the Champas in a long battle for land and power that took 28 years. The Champas were attempting to invade the Empire. The Champa battles can be found at [ ](<a href='http://www.thailandsworld.com/index.cfm?p=1117)' >
  • Period: to Jan 1, 1431

    The Period of the Khmer Empire

    The Khmer Empire lasted from 802 A.D to 1431 A.D
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    The construction period of the first temple-mountain

    It took 12 years for the Bakong temple-mountain to be constructed