Fall of Civilizations - 5 - The Khmer Empire - Fall of the God Kings

Deep in the Cambodian Jungle, a ruined city crumbles among the roots of banyan trees. In this episode, Paul Cooper looks at the Khmer Empire of medieval Cambodia, and the ancient mega-city of Angkor. I want to explore how this great civilization rose to a size and wealth virtually unprecedented in the world, how it overcame the challenges of its climate and landscape, and all the factors that led to its final, dramatic collapse.

Credits:

 

Sound engineering by Thomas Ntinas

 

Voice Actors:

 

Rhy Brignell

Lou Millington

Sebastian Garbacz

 

Music by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: incompetech.com/

 

Title theme: Home At Last by John Bartmann. https://johnbartmann.com/

 

** Special thanks to Tom Chandler, Brent McKee, Mike Yeates and Chandara Ung of SensiLab, Monash University Faculty of IT for kindly sharing their digital recreations of ancient Angkor. **