Seeking images of grand relief sculptures at Angkor Wat
December 14, 2013 6:18 PM   Subscribe

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is perhaps the largest archaeological site in the world, and I am now fascinated by it. I am trying to learn more about the grand relief sculptures at Angkor Wat, and especially the Churning of the Sea of Milk, the Battle of Lanka, and the Battle of Kurukshetra. Unfortunately, these are so big and complex that I am having trouble finding great images of them online. Are there gigapixel photos, interactive panoramas, or other digitized versions of these available? I suspect that there are, but I cannot find any. Leads to such imagery would be greatly appreciated.
posted by mortaddams to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This company 3D scans heritage sites and might be helpful. Here's their page on Angkor Wat.
posted by three_red_balloons at 6:31 PM on December 14, 2013

Google Image Search allows you to specify a minimum size for the results in increments of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 40, and 70 mp. I don't know that plugging in the names of the sculptures helps you to find better images than you've seen so far, but maybe, e.g. angkor+wat+kurukshetra
posted by Monsieur Caution at 6:38 PM on December 14, 2013

When I was there last December, there was a restoration team taking high-resolution scans of all the bas-reliefs. However, I don't recall the name of the group they were working for, or if the scans would be publicly released.
posted by moonroof at 9:48 PM on December 15, 2013

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