Angkor Wat: Lasers discover hidden history


UNPRECEDENTED details of medieval cities hidden under the jungle in Cambodia near Angkor Wat have been revealed using lasers, shedding new light on the civilisation behind the world’s largest religious complex. While the research has been going on for several years, the new findings uncover the sheer scale of the Khmer Empire’s urban sprawl and temple complexes significantly bigger than was previously thought, archaeologists said earlier this month. “We always imagined that their great cities surrounded the monuments in antiquity,” Australian archaeologist Damian Evans said. “But now we can see them with incredible precision and detail, in some places for…

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