National Geographic : 1959 Dec
© NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Circus performers compete for the Khmer king's applause. Such scenes, glimpsed eight centuries ago at Angkor and carved on Bayon walls, come to life in modern illustrations. Artist Maurice Fievet used the eyewitness carvings to re-create the everyday life of the Khmers. Members will be fascinated by his unique series of 15 paintings to come in their magazine during 1960, together with recent photo graphs and an article by W. Robert Moore, a student of Angkor culture for 35 years. While checking details against the temple's bas relief (below), the 852 Editor met the young Cambodian at right.