Location: Cambodia         Length: 27 min

Hardly any other country can boast of such a high concentration of temples, sculptures and archaeological sites as Cambodia. However, many of these fascinating world heritage sites are under environmental threat or are in danger of being looted. Archaeologists and conservation experts are trying to salvage whatever they can to safeguard remote cult sites, burial grounds and rock reliefs. In this film, a German expedition sets out to conserve crumbling monuments lying forgotten in the vast tropical forest of Cambodia.

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A report by Joerg Seibold

Copyright 2009 by DW-TV

Deutsche Welle TV

German Apsara Conservation Project (Wikipedia)

Indigenous Cambodian Archaeology: Development, Motivations and Directions (Alexander L. Wesson)

Kingdom of Funan (Wikipedia)

Origins of Angkor Archaeological Project (University of Otago)

Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia (National Gallery of Art, USA)