The famous temple of Angkor Wat in Kampuchea ( Cambodia) was first discovered by Henri Mouhot, a French naturalist, in 1861.
                      Once when he was looking for rare insects in the jungle, he suddenly beheld the outlines of a large stone structure. He forgot about his insects and explored the whole area and found a large temple and many other structures which were half submerged in the jungle.
                      He recorded his discovery this. "Perhaps the grandest, the most important and most artistically perfect monuments the past has left to us". He was correct. He had dicovered the enormous ruins of Angkor, the capital of the great Khmer Empire which flourished during the 12th century.

The Angkor Wat Temple


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