Etienne Aymonier

Portrait of Etienne   Aymonier

Étienne François Aymonier (1844 –1929), French linguist and explorer, was the first archaeologist to systematically survey the ruins of the Khmer empire in today's Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and southern Vietnam. His principal work is "Le Cambodge", published in three volumes from 1900 to 1904.

First director of the École Coloniale, he assembled a large collection of Khmer sculpture later housed in the Guimet Museum, Paris. He is also the author of a dictionary of the Cham language.

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