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Perhaps the most famous aspect of Angkor Wat is the extensive decoration of its outer gallery with bas-relief friezes. These adorn the outermost gallery on all sides and are over 10,000 sq ft in extent. These are from various times in the history of the temple and some are of lesser quality. Nevertheless they are a fascinating example of Khmer art and describe in detail a variety of episodes from the major Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, along with tales from Hindu mythology in general. Some historical events are also depicted. The work has been described as the "greatest known arrangement of linear carvings"
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