Hidden Cambodian City Rediscovered Using Laser Beams [Pics]

Hidden Cambodian City Rediscovered Using Laser Beams [Pics]
Innovation

A medieval city, known to archaeologists since the 1900s but buried under vegetation, has been found using new technology.

Daniela Walker
  • 24 june 2013

Previously known only in manuscripts, the 1,200 year old city of Mahendraparvata, has been discovered in northwest Cambodia on the mist-covered mountain Phnom Kulen. Built centuries before Cambodia’s most famous temple city, Angkor Wat, archaeologists have known about the buried city for decades, but were recently able to use laser technology to finally find its actual location and discover its true size.

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