Angkor Wat's Hidden Megacity

March 2016

S1 Ep2 - Death Of Angkor Wat's Megacity

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Death Of Angkor Wat's Megacity - Buried in the Cambodian jungle lie the lost remains of the great medieval city of Angkor - once the capital of one of the world's greatest civilisations. Today, only the great stone temples like Angkor Wat survive. But Angkor was once a teeming metropolis, full of life - the biggest city on Earth. Now, a team of archaeologists are using a revolutionary technology called lidar to reveal the true scale and splendour of this abandoned megacity. Deep in the jungle, ...
February 2016

February 28, 2016

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In June 2013, an international team of archaeologists made a stunning announcement. They had discovered a lost urban landscape, hidden deep inside the Cambodian jungle, close to the magnificent 12th century temple complex of Angkor Wat. This was once a buzzing metropolis, home to a million people, and the capital of the mighty Khmer Empire. Sophisticated aerial laser scanning technology has already revealed a vast urban sprawl, connected by roads and canals and dotted with mysterious domes thou...