More than 2,000 Buddhist monuments still stand on the archaeological site of Pagan, capital of Myanmar from 1044 until the Mongol invasion in 1287. This major eight-volume work by Pierre Richard is the first complete inventory of the treasures to be found at this exceptional site.
Pages are dedicated to each monument which comprises line drawings, photographs and descriptive text.
Volume I Monuments 1–255 covers the Nyaung U sector where the building of small temples and stupas has continued uninterrupted since the eleventh century. It provides details about a vast number of temples, monasteries and shrines that sum up the tremendous surge forward of Myanmar art and architecture from the eleventh century onwards.