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Cambodia Chronology
History of Cambodia
Years Kings of Khmer

Major Events and Construction

1st-7th Century A.D. - Funan Civilization
550 A.D. - Chenla's Independence from Funan
613 - Chenla's conquest of Funan
657-681 Jayavarman I

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7th century - Division of Chenla Kingdom and invasion of Java Empire
802-834 Jayavarman II Founder of Angkor Empire
834-877 Jayavarman III Prei Monti temple
877-889 Indravarman I Move capital to Roluos; construct monuments such as Preah Ko, and Bakong (Roluos)
889-910 Yasovarman I Move capital from Roluos to Yasodharapura with Phnom Bakheng as the capital center; construction:  Lolei, Phnom Bakheng, Eastern Baray
910-923 Harshavarman I Monument: Baksei Chamkrong and Prasat Kravan
923-928 Isanavarman II

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928-941 Jayavarman IV Built a new capital of Koh Ker
941-944 Harshavarman II

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944-968 Rajendravarman II Khmer sacked Champa. Construction of Eastern Mebon and Pre Rup
968-1000 Jayavarman V Construction of Banteay Srei and Takeo
1001-1002 Udayadityavarman I

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1002-1010 Jayaviravarman

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1010-1050 Suryavarman I Struggle for power to succeed the throne with Suryavarman I's victory
1050-1066 Udayadityavarman II Construction of Baphoun, Western Mebon, and Western Baray
1066-1080 Harshavarman III

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1080-1107 Jayavarman VI Built Phimai temple
1107-1113 Dharanindravarman I

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1113-1150 Suryavarman II Construction of Angkor Wat, Beng Melea, Banteay, Samre, Chey Say Tevoda, Thommanon
1150-1160 Dharanindravarman II

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1160-1165 Yasovarman II

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1165-1181 Tribhuvanadityavarman Chams defeat Angkor in 1177
1181-1219 Jayavarman VII Angkor expelled Chams; extensive construction of roads and monuments such as Angkor Thom, Bayon, Ta Phrom, Banteay Kdei, Neak Pean, Sras Srang, etc
1219-1243 Indravarman II

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1243-1295 Jayavarman VIII Mass Destruction of Buddha statues; Kublai Khan' Mongol invaded Angkor's border
1295-1309 Srindravarman Zhou Daguan visits Angkor between 1296-1297
1309-1431 Minor reigns Angkor Sacked by Thai Army; Glory of Ankgor ends in 1431
1432-1859 - Dark period of Angkor (rare historical accounts found)
1860 - Re-discovery of Angkor by Henri Mouhot
1863 - Cambodia became a French Colony
1907 - Siemreap (Angkor) and Battambang, previously Thai's territory, fell into the French hand. 
1908 - Angkor Conservancy established by French
1908-1972 - Archaeological study and restoration of Angkor temples
1972 - Archeological activities stopped as civil war broke up
1975-1979 - Reign of Terror by Khmer Rouge
1979-1990 - Political unrest in Cambodia
1990-2000 - Modern Cambodia
 
 
 

Written by Aphisit W.
Mark Standen: Passage through Angkor

 
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