Genial Englishman Douglas Latchford has been known for his love for ancient sculptures. Latchford even risked land mines to explore Khmer Empire cities in remote Cambodia. Since the 1970s, Latchford has built on of the world’s largest private collections of Khmer treasures.
Latchford’s collection is mostly made up of Hindu and Buddhist sculpture. Latchford co-wrote three books on the subject, one which is called “Adoration and Glory,” in which he wrote:
The sculpture and architecture created by the Khmer to honor their gods and their rulers are among the major artistic masterpieces of the world. . .”
Although Latchford openly
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