The Khmer temple of Bayon. The Angkor Complex, Cambodia.
When in 1633, forced to recant his belief that Earth revolves around the sun, the famous astronomer and natural philosopher Galileo Galilei spoke his catch phrase “Eppur si muove!” (And yet it does move!), Bayon, the most mystical Khmer temple near the village of Siem Reap in Cambodia, was lost in the jungles already 300 years. The Bayon Temple is a temple-enigma which scientists argue about to this day. It was found in the deep forests of Cambodia in the 19th century, and once more showed us that our ancestors knew more about the starry sky than we know now.
Three great pyramids of Giza correspond to the three stars in Orion’s Belt. Angkor Thom?the ancient capital of Cambodia?is a manmade reflection of the Draco constellation on our planet. The Bayon Temple?the most beautiful and mysterious of the Cambodian…
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