historyarticles, news

Articles in history

Documentary: The Lon Nol government

|

The Lon Nol's government struggling to survive on its own feet. The Cambodian elites were betrayed by American's false promises.

Cambodian Clothing Style In Chenla Era

|

In Chenla era (550 AD – 802 AD), most clothing styles of this period got a high similarity and share the common with Funan but Chenla still received its unique style. According to the bas belief at Vat Phou, a still ruin of Chenla, its national costume noticed a high different from Funan, except the headdress which then allowed only King during that era.

Men
Men wear always ties one's hair into a chignon and crown it with funan style's headdress. Sampot still certainly wore by Chenla People but in different variation. The men enjoyed wear that kind of Collar due to half undress, hold a sword meant for brave and begin muscle for known as strong.

Funan Under Colonization of India

Recent claim of Mr. Tetsuo Hoshino that Funan or Nokor Phnom was just a colonized Empire under India was rejected - this claim is not coincided to the historical accounts of historical linguistics and ethnology.However, the claim of Funan being under colonization of India is not logical to the extend of in-dept analysis of the establishment of the first Khmer empire, influenced by India.In fact, the word Funan has no meaning at all in Chinese language - this word was derived from Khmer-Môn language (Phnom/Vnam) which happen to coincidently pronoun in Chinese language.

Golden Land

In the ancient century Indian people has been doing the business with such as Cambodia, Malaysia and Indonesia. During that time, Indian has used the big ship to make the business with Khmer people along the sea through the international ports in Asia too.To be making sure on Pali texts like the Nidesa and the Malinda Banha and be suspicious with any problems we know that we have the ports such as Kemara Poduke and Tamralipti,ect has been completed with their duty very active.

Angkor Borei

Angkor Borei is the Khmer ancient city which has a sea port name Aur-Keo (alias Oc-Eo) port is block of economic has been built in the fits of B.C.According to the research on archaeology in 1995-1996 show that the ancient place city have been founding by a group of Khmer people since 500 years before B.C.However, according to a new technology show that Angkor Borei has been found and designed the first time.Another result of the research show that the since the first of Khmer history, Khmer is not only doing business with India but Khmer has been relationship to do the business with such as G

The birth of Khmer culture using stone weapons

|

The ancestors of man lived about 4 million years ago in Africa and were walking on two legs. They began using stone weapons around 2.8 million years ago, the oldest stone tools having been found in Ethiopia. In the Indochinese peninsula which is the birth place of Mon-Khmer ethnics, stone tools were used between 1 million years (Lampang, Thailand) to the Metal Age around 1500-1000 B.C.The length of time is determined by the (K40/Ar40)formula. Through the research, we can date the stone industry in Kampuchea Krom from about 560.000 to 650.000 years. In today’s Cambodia, the stone industry, located in Kratie and Stieng Treng province dates from between 510.000 and 690.000 B.C. These prehistoric testimonies demonstrate the ancientness of the Khmer culture long before the Kingdom of Phnom in the early 1st century, in the period of indianization.

The Oldest Ceramic in Cambodia

|

From 1966-1968, Mr. and Mrs. Mourer and the students from Faculties of Archeology burrowed Laang Spean, a cave located in Kilometi 38 village, Taktrieng commune, Rattanak Mondul district, Battambang province. Leroi Gourhan’s theories were carried out so that such above excavation could become scientific. More importantly, this above prehistoric site, has a depth of 1.4 meters, and as nine strata.

The carbon remainder of the upper strata in the above prehistoric site was analyzed so that we would know the dates of the following: The ceramics in the first level are 750 A.D; the third level, 2050 A.D; the fourth level, 4290 A.D. It was when Cambodia experienced the war that the late scientific excavation was carried out in 1969. The Hoa Binh Site-like stone industry was found in North Vietnam, and the rhinoceros bones were found amongst the other animal bones; particularly, the 3000 BC ceramic. Thus, it was evident that Cambodian utilized these ceramics 5000 years ago.

The Neolithic of Ceramic in Surin Province

|

In Kauk Kham Village, Sangkeak District of Surin province having a lot of Khmer tower temple in every occasions and people can not estimate that this Surin province having people live there since the ceramic period. According a research, they have been found two pots made from soil burn, show that Surin Province having a very old culture at least from 3500 years to 4500 years, if we have focus on the ceramics.

The Influence of Indian on Khmer Culture

|

The arrival of ethnic Chinese in the Indo-China penisula is a new issue. However, Khmer nationals were born on their own indigenous land, which is different from the immigrants.

recorded the limits of indian cultural influence : the physiology of Khmer farmers does not differ from that of the Phnong or Samre populations. The Phnong as well as the Moi in Anam are tribal people. They solve problems with traditional approaches- verbalizing or memorizing. Religiously, they just hold a rough animistic belief that varies from tribe to tribe. Cosmology (philosophy of the world) cannot be recorded in written language.Whereas some Khmer nationals who are uncivilized, are framed by a firm infrastructure.

The influence of using Khmer tranditional bangle copper circle

| |

Based on many subjects such as archaeology and ethnology etc. we can certify that using bangle copper circle by Khmer people in Indochina regional have been used since metallographic period. All of those things make up using for male and female that they have been used the most until Angkor period and after that, it was lost or absence under the effective by Europe since 16th century.

accessories used in bracelets, the Khmer minority tribe, in
Ratanak Kiri in 2009 (Tel Pisith’s Photo).

Mnas Okakun, 1996 “The Recalling Study of The
Kingdom of Funan through beads.” Muang Boran
Journal, Vol.22, No.3 Jul-Sept., Bkk.

News in history

USAID in Cambodia – a history of partnership

Google News - Fri, 2014-07-04 04:55
American economic aid to Cambodia began in 1950 as part of an overall assistance program to French Indochina, which also included Laos and Vietnam, to bolster the Cambodian economy and help it recover from the aftermath of the region's wars for ... catched

Cambodia trip gives Amarillo College students new perspective

Google News - Fri, 2014-06-06 04:10
Back | Next. Amarillo College Honors Program Coordinator Judy Carter said the goal of a college sanctioned Cambodia trip was to gain a better understanding of the history, culture and people of the region. Back | Next. Back | Next. Back | Next. Back ... catched

Sex slave activist forced out of own foundation

Google News - Fri, 2014-05-30 11:26
A CAMBODIAN woman internationally recognised for her work against sexual slavery has resigned from the foundation she helped create following reports that she distorted parts of her own history. Somaly Mam had become the pretty, glamorous face of the ... catched