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Forgotten Cities- Angkor, 1oz Silver 999, 2$ Niue 2015

CODE: HIS2015-05

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The ruins of the forgotten city of Angkor are located near modern-day Siem Reap, hidden deep in the forests of northern Cambodia. The story starts in the 9th century, when two states in what is now modern day Cambodia were united forming the Khmer Empire. In 1113 a phase of building commenced which included the great temple of Angkor, built over the course of 30 years. Times of conflict followed and as decades passed, the world’s largest pre-industrial city was slowly abandoned and overgrown.

The Forgotten Cities Angkor 1 oz Silver Coin is packaged in an impressive explorer-themed travel journal coin case, which holds the clue to the next coin release in this series. Find the Longitude and Latitude of the next Forgotten Cities release within the packaging. Hint: the use of a magnifying glass may assist! The Certificate of Authenticity is incorporated within the packaging and there is a limited worldwide mintage of 2000 coins.

999
40 mm
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2015
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Proof
2000
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Niue

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The ruins of the forgotten city of Angkor are located near modern-day Siem Reap city, hidden deep in the forests of northern Cambodia.

The story starts in the 9th century, when two states in what is now modern-day Cambodia were united forming the Khmer Empire. In 1113 a phase of building commenced which included the great temple of Angkor, built over the course of 30 years.

Times of internal conflict and external pressure followed, leading to a period of decline through the 13th and 14th centuries, before the city was sacked by invaders in 1431. As decades passed, the world’s largest pre-industrial city was slowly abandoned and overgrown.

The site was visited a handful of times by European travellers and missionaries, before French explorer Henri Mouhot chanced upon the forgotten city. His journal, published in 1863, captured the imagination of Europe, as readers were gripped by his vivid descriptions and exotic sketches.

Other expeditions followed, leading to a formalised restoration which was to carry on over the course of the 20th century. Today, visitors number around two million annually. The city has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Cambodia.

 
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