Timeless or headless

To die for.

I don’t know what they call the head of a sculpture like this, but I imagine this was the kind of find travellers like Henry Mohout was hoping for when he made the Angkor temples famous in the West after rediscovering them in 1857 – statues, gold and remains of large empires – that old, wet dream of timeless wealth to give fame and fortune. Alas, Henry Mohout died only a year after his discovery, but the memories of glorious past lives on – as long as we let them live.

Timeless – but did they have tiles made of China and held together with grout at the height of the Khmer empire?

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