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2008-12-15 14:06:00

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international line-up of rock musicians took a stand against human trafficking at a recent concert at the Angkor Wat temple sponsored by the MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign, a project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This was the first rock concert ever performed at the massive 12th-century temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was bathed in floodlights for the event. More...

2008-10-02 06:00:27

Elray Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: ELRA), a technically driven gold and precious mineral exploration company, is pleased to report to shareholders on its Angkor Wat Project in Cambodia. The Company owns 100% of the license for the 5,400 hectare project area, which contains multiple historical workings including the Rom Dey Vein which was extensively explored by the French in the 1960s, with very positive results. Historical workings are seen as very good indicators of the presence of gold,...

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2007-08-15 21:05:00

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A new study of the demise of the ancient city of Angkor is a wake-up call for Cambodia to be more vigilant in its efforts to conserve the site, an official said Wednesday. The study in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that Angkor was far larger than previously thought, incorporating an elaborate water management network of nearly 400 square miles and rice paddies to feed more than 1 million people....

2005-08-15 06:44:38

By Chawadee Nualkhair BANGKOK (Reuters) - From India's Taj Mahal to Cambodia's Angkor Wat, Asia's cultural landmarks are threatened by man and nature and more must be done to protect them, experts said on Monday. Earthquakes, floods, civil strife and looting loom large as potential threats, while the more mundane ravages wreaked by tourists could turn ancient attractions into victims of their own popularity. "The greatest threat is actually people like ourselves who do not have...

2005-07-05 13:19:49

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Vietnam Airlines Airbus 320slipped off the runway at Cambodia's Siem Reap airport onTuesday, forcing the temporary closure of the gateway to thefamed ruins of Angkor Wat, officials said. They said the aircraft slid off the runway as it turned totaxi to the terminal after landing in heavy rain, but all thepassengers and crew were taken off without injury. Vietnam Air official Toan Nguyen said there were 90passengers, mostly European tourists, and eight crew aboard....


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.