Original post: Model of Khmer Chariot
This model is displayed here to illustrate a typical Khmer chariot used in battles.
Chola – Khmer Alliance:
Some historians have interpreted that the gift of the Khmer chariot from Suryavarman I to Rajendrachola is the Khmer response to a threat and military pressure from Srivijaya. The date of the gift would correspond to the strongest period of Srivijaya’s control over the Straits trade route.
The famous scholar of Southeast Asian archaeology and history, George Coedès connected the Khmer request for Chola aid to the internal politics of the Angkorian empire. In doing so, he noted the statement of the Prasat Ben inscription, that Jayaviravarman’s “universal glory was not destroyed by the times. Although beaten, he remained stable on the earth”. Continue reading