Saturday, November 11, 2006

Serpent motif

Ta Promh - Serpent motif, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

Here is an example of the serpent motifs one finds all around the Angkor temples. In the book Footprints of the Gods, Graham Hancock describes how he thinks that the whole Angkor complex layout is based on a reflection of the Snake constellation as it was to be seen in the skies 12,000 years ago, way before the temples were built. An interesting theory and something I should have read up on before I came out here. Good to finally arrive and see the serpents for myself.

Also the numbers 72 and 54 (3/4 of 72) seem to be very important in the layout, but I was not counting.

Just checked here on internet and Take The Stand was pulled up and even my second favourite horse, Lacdoudal did not make the frame.

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Blogger Philip said...

Photos as wonderful as ever - not terribly jealous - monday and work tomorrow - have fun!

13 November, 2006 01:42  

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