Angkor Wat


XII Century AD







The Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.

An example of systemic habitat from the past.



The archeological sites in the Angkor region.

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Angkor Wat.  Images by courtesy  of  Wikimedia Commons.



Angkor Wat.  Satellite view by courtesy of  Wikimedia Commons.




I Misteri di Angkor Wat

Alessandro Barbero


The Angkor Archeological Park

UNESCO World Heritage Site


Simulating 24 hours at medieval Angkor Wat


Temples of Angkor in Ultra HD


Virtual 3D of Angkor Wat Temple and equinox







  • Lawrence Palmer Briggs and Robert Heine-Geldern: "The Ancient Khmer Empire", White Lotus, 1999-2011.


  • Claude Jacques: "The Khmer Empire: Cities and Sanctuaries from the 5th to the 13th Century", River Books Press, 2011.

The richness and diversity of the Khmer Empire are shown here through stunning photographs, site plans, aerial shots of ancient cities and more.

About the Author: Claude Jacques taught Khmer history at the Archaeology Department of Phnom Penh. He has been the Director of Studies at the Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes for the last twenty years, teaching the history of Southeast Asia.


  • Michel Petrotchenko: "Focusing on the Angkor Temples:The guide book", River Books Press, 2017.


  • Maurice Glaize: "A Guide to the Angkor Monuments", Saigon, Vietnam, 1944-1948; Paris 1963, translated in 1966.

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Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is on line since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi, Ahmed Elgazzar, and last but not least the kind Staff of Ionos.   M.L.














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