The Cities of Angkor

The Cities of Angkor explores the 400-year history of Angkor in Cambodia, capital of the Khmer Empire that dominated Southeast Asia from the 9th to the 13th century. At its height, Angkor was one of the most populous cities in the world. Its vast and numerous temples are considered to be among the great examples of architecture in history, and its urban design – a synthesis of symbolic geography and aqua-engineering – was remarkably complex. The exhibition shows the chronological development and expansion of the city until its demise in the 13th century.

Curated by Mark Jarzombek, Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture and Associate Dean of Architecture, MIT