Week 2 Discussion Option B
“Angkor Wat and Ancient Hinduism” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
- Identify two (2) specific aspects of Angkor Wat, and discuss the significant concepts about the history or beliefs of Hinduism that these aspects reveal. Provide a rationale for your response. Compare this temple complex and its symbolic functions to a specific modern day religious or political center.
Hinduism and Angkor Wat
- Chapter 11 (pp. 370-1), Angkor Wat (in Cambodia), history and connections to Hindu beliefs
- Video on Angkor Wat at http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/specials/ancient-mysteries/angkor-wat-temples/