Sites & cities that bear the name of Angkor Borei

Angkor Borei

Today in : Cambodia
First trace of activity : ca. 6th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 6th century C.E
Recorded names : Lò Gò?, ស្រុកអង្គរបូរី, Thinae?, Sinae?

Description : This ancient city was an important settlement of the Kingdom of Funan and may have been its capital. It may have been the Thinae, or Sinae Metropolis located by Claudius Ptolemy as the farthest known city to the east in his Geography. The site was first excavated during the year 1996 and was again excavated in 1999 as part of the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project. During the 1996 excavation the University of Hawaii and Royal University of Fine Arts initiated the excavation and focused on the sociopolitical complexity during 500BC - AD 500. This first excavation, however, was just a preliminary research.

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