1,200 years later, lost city discovered in the jungles of Cambodia


A team of archaeologists from Australia has discovered an ancient city that had been buried under the jungles of Cambodia for more than 1,000 years. The 1,200-year-old city, known as Mahendraparvata, was uncovered in the Siem Reap region of Cambodia, atop a mountain known as Phnom Kulen, where thousands of pilgrims used to perform spiritual ceremonies. As the Age reports, the city is believed to predate the famed Angkor Wat temple complex (pictured above) by 350 years.

Damian Evans, director of the University of Sydney’s archaeological research center in Cambodia, led the mission in Siem Reap with the assistance of a former Khmer Rouge soldier and lidar — airborne remote sensing technology that uses lasers to generate detailed maps of…

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