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Haunting History

7 February 2012 18 Comments

Picture of the moment: Haunting History
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.

skulls in wat thmei siem reap @lemonicks.com

Haunting History

Life in Cambodia is not easy. History, as recent as 30+ years old still haunts the common man. Thousands of human skulls that were found by some farmers, now rest in peace in one of the temples.
I will write about it in detail later.

Location: Wat Thmei, Siem Reap.
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  • Niranjan said:

    Wah.. What a collection!!

  • Israr said:

    oh my… this is so horrible… thinking of these skulls as real humans and then thinking about how they might have died… :(

  • PN Subramanian said:

    It was a very sad chapter in the Cambodian history.

  • Connie said:

    Oh this is indeed a sad picture which tells a million stories. I will look forward to your update and insights.

  • arvi said:

    This looks like a memorial to all those innocent Cambodians who lost their lives for no reason. It is believed that Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot’s Party, was active even in the nineties.

  • keerthana said:


  • sudhir said:

    Oh .. Sad.

  • Dark Knight said:

    Yikes, that’s scary!

  • Anu said:

    God!! this is so horrible!! but still want to hear the full story…. will be waiting !

  • Nisha (author) said:

    It’s so disappointing. :(

  • Nisha (author) said:

    Absolutely horrible! Unthinkable.

    I cried when i visited the museum.

  • Nisha (author) said:

    Yes it was. :(

  • Nisha (author) said:

    I am yet to write many details on this country.

  • Nisha (author) said:

    You nailed it!

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  • Nisha (author) said:

    Dark Knight,
    :( :(
    How have you been?

  • Nisha (author) said:

    I am yet to write the whole story, need courage to do so. :(

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