Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wall paintings at Sala Trapeang Sva # 2

No-one was spared, monks in particular were targetted by the Khmer Rouge's brutal regime These prisoners are being led away into the forest to be killed
To save ammunition, hoes were used to kill victims at the side of mass grave pits
Women and children were slaughtered by the ruthless Khmer Rouge
The wall paintings in the sala next door to the genocide memorial stupa at Sala Trapeang Sva are fairly recent additions. Whilst the stupa was constructed in 1999, the vivid paintings, reminiscent in style to those painted by Vann Nath that hang in the Tuol Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh, were completed in September 2004. Each of the seven panels was painted at a cost of $35 by an unknown artist. Unfortunately, there was no-one around to provide any more detailed information.

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