Eleanor Mannikka

Eleanor Mannikka is an American scholar of Southeast Asian Studies. She teaches at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mannikka has been studying the art and architecture of Angkor Wat since 1976. She noticed that there has been serious damage to the temple of Angor Wat in 1992.
In her best-known work, Angkor Wat: Time, Space and Kingship, she argues that the dimensions, alignment and bas-reliefs of Angkor Wat encode a message that Suryavarman II was the divinely appointed king. The journal, Archaoastronomy writes that Angkor Wat "is a rich resource for future fieldwork in the cosmology of Khmer temples."
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