The book is the key to solving a cryptic crime and modern mysteries by presenting clear proofs and clues hidden in plain sight in the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
It is the missing, epic story of three amazingly courageous, ancient heroes. These true leaders, two powerful queens and a magnanimous king, fought insidious enemies for social justice.
The Ancient Secrets of a Royal Triad Decoded introduces a novel approach to revisiting the Angkorian era and exploring Angkor Archaeological Park. It follows a simple and sound logic with clear, visual evidence to unravel contemporary mysteries and to solve an ancient crime. It chronicles the rise of an enlightened, civilized society to its tumultuous collapse, which to the unimaginably tragic and perverse fate of its altruistic founders: King Jayavarman, Queen Indradevi and Queen Jayarajadevi. This Royal Triad endowed women with power and people with rights at the cost of lives and the damnation of their souls.
It is a true story of a spontaneous investigation that has turned into exhaustive research project in order to draw attention, as well as to safeguard a world heritage site and its amazing history. It dispels fiction with facts by filtering truths from myths.
Questions about this royal dynasty left unanswered in history books include: What were their royal emblems? What did these royals look like? What disruptive political changes did they make that ultimately cost them their lives? Who betrayed them? Who loved them? Where did they live? What was the kingdom flag? Now, the answers to these and other questions have been discovered, sculpted in stone on the structures and temples of Angkor Thom and its vicinity.
The little book is packed with new, unexpected, and unusually simple content, details, photos, proofs and insights that provoke a historic shift in thinking and perspective. It is the result of an intensive three-year investigation, many mini-expeditions and research project conducted by the author, Phalika Ngin, a Khmer native. These findings can be easily explored in Angkor Thom, Bayon, Preah Khan, Ta Prohm, Naraka, at the Royal Pool and the Royal Pavilion, Banteay Kdei, Banteay Chhmar and Phnom-Penh. It is a journey well worth taking for history buffs, scholars, world travelers and other inquiring minds.
Decode the messages in images.
Great spirits never die.
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