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Monthly Photos July 2016

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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An instance of regrettable conservation

Lolei is one of the Roluos temples near the Angkor monuments. On the entrance pillar you can see valuable Khmer inscriptions which were engraved in the 9th century. Generally, brick temples like Lolei collapse more easily than stone temples. When I visited there, it was under construction for preservation. It is regrettable that the inscriptions are not being paid much attention, though it might be inevitable given that the preservation of the temple itself takes the first priority...

26 MAY 2016
Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Photograph by Shintaro ARAKAWA

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