Le Cambodge, Part III
by Etienne Aymonier
Language : French
About the Author
Étienne François Aymonier (26 Feb 1844, Le Chatelard, France – 21 Jan 1929, Paris), French linguist and explorer, was the first French scientist to extensively survey the ruins and inscriptions of the Khmer empire in today's Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and southern Vietnam. Le Cambodge (three volumes published) from 1900 to 1904, remains to these days an important source for geographers, historians and epigraphists.
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.