Cham text found at Angkor Wat

A long inscription at Ankgor Wat was recently identified as being written in Cham, not Burmese as had originally been supposed.  This inscription is prominently displayed on one of the columns along outer gallery walls and is faced on the next column by the identical text in Khmer.  Angkor Wat dates from the 12th century, long before the Cham arrived en mass from their ancient kingdom of Chiampa located in current-day Vietnam.  So having a Cham script text suggests a significant level of diplomatic contact between King Suryavarman II and the Cham leadership.

angkor-wat 12th century Cham inscription found at Angor Wat oppposite pillar with Khmer text

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