Monday Minstrel: How Long?

Carvingof horse and soldiers on stone wall in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
How long have horses been with us? This is a craving on a wall in Angkor Wat dating from the 11th Century. Angkor means “city” and “wat” means temple. Here the horse is featured as an important part of the army .They may be on their way to a battle.

Angkor Wat, temple complex at Angkor, near Siemreap,Cambodia, that was built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II (reigned 1113–c. 1150). It is the world’s largest religious structure, covering some 400 acres (160 hectares), and marks the high point of Khmer architecture.

Colorful painting of horses and marching soldiers in Royal Palace Phnom Phen.
This is a photo of a colorful painting in the Royal Palace in Phnom Phen Cambodia.The palace was built in 1860. Again horses are featured.

Statue of soldier and horse at Temple on Mekong river Cambodia.
Statue of soldier and horse at a temple on the Mekong River, Cambodia.

Horses have been with us for millenia and they have served with us in wars and in our daily lives.





3 responses to “Monday Minstrel: How Long?”

  1. Priti Avatar

    Beautiful statue and excellent painting of the royal palace! Well shared with good article! 👌👌

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Priti..glad you enjoyed the post


      1. Priti Avatar

        It’s my pleasure 😊 do visit my blog also.😁😁

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