Mossy Ruins

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MossyRuins

These reliefs are in remarkably good condition for having been carved in a very moist environment over 700 years ago. I found them in the Angkor Thom ruins near Siem Reap, Cambodia. These are only a few of many moss-covered carvings found amongst a very long wall here. They are located in a kind of U-shaped outdoor hallway as a part of the greater structure known as the Terrace of the Leper King. It was named this because of a moss-covered central statue on top of the terrace that resembled a person inflicted by leprosy.

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