Revealed: Cambodia’s vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle


Laura Dunston, The Guardian, 11 June 2016

That survey uncovered an array of discoveries, including elaborate water systems that were built hundreds of years before historians believed the technology existed. The findings are expected to challenge theories on how the Khmer empire developed, dominated the region, and declined around the 15th century, and the role of climate change and water management in that process.

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Angkor Wat’s Hidden Megacity


BBC, 2014

For the first time in 500 years lidar is helping to reveal the lost metropolis of the people who built Angkor Wat … “Some colleagues of mine have described it as, essentially, a scientific revolution” …We are now closer than ever before to an understanding of how the Khmer people came to dominate South East Asia and why their great city ultimately collapsed.

For more from Dr Damien Evans and the Cambodian Archaeological Lidar Initiative, click here.