In the jungles of Cambodia found the lost city




In the jungles of Cambodia found the lost city


A team of Australian archaeologists discovered in the jungles of Cambodia to the lost city with 1,200 years of history. Mahendraparvata located in the province of Siem Reap to Phnom Kulen mountain, which is a tourist attraction. City Rouge era came to 350 years before the Hindu temple complex of Angkor Wat, writes the Australian newspaper The Age.

Before we find the ancient city, Damian Evans, director of the center of archaeological research in Cambodia at the University of Sydney, who led the expedition, and his colleagues had to go through the minefields, swamps and rivers. The group followed the map drawn by airborne laser scanning technology Lidar . Archaeologists have also discovered several previously unknown temples, roads and canals.

“Suddenly we saw an entire city, whose existence no one suspected. It’s beyond words, “- says Evans, is not hiding his amusement.


During scanning lidar terrain also found numerous hills, scattered throughout the city. Presumably, this temple and burial mounds. Archaeologists are trying to sort out this issue.

Lidar system was first used in 2009 during the study of the ancient Mayan city (Belize, Central America). Later the technology was used in Stonehenge (England), and other parts of Europe. Laser scanning facilitates the study of archaeological sites from the air.


The researchers acknowledge that in front of a lot of work, because the only part of the Lidar found Mahendraparvaty. The actual size of the city remains to be seen.

“What we saw was similar to the central part of the city. We have to do a lot of work to learn more about this civilization, “- says Evans.

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