Counting Demons and Devas

Addendum to “Solstice Alignments at Angkor Wat: Connecting to the Cycles of Time”

Authors

  • William F. Romain Independent Scholar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.39333

Keywords:

Angkor Wat, equinox, solstice

Abstract

In the article referenced below and published earlier in Journal of Skyscape Archaeology 4(2), discussion was presented concerning the bas-relief at Angkor Wat known as the "Churning of the Ocean of Milk". The present paper clarifies certain points in the original discussion and provides additional details concerning the posited day-count between equinox and solstices as represented in the relief.

Author Biography

William F. Romain, Independent Scholar

William F. Romain, Independent Scholar, USA.

References

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Romain, W. F., 2018. “Solstice Alignments at Angkor Wat: Connecting to the Cycles of Time”. Journal of Skyscape Archaeology 4 (2): 176–200. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.35712

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Published

2020-03-21

How to Cite

Romain, W. F. (2020). Counting Demons and Devas: Addendum to “Solstice Alignments at Angkor Wat: Connecting to the Cycles of Time”. Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, 5(2), 210-214. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsa.39333

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