Recent laser surveys have revealed traces of a vast urban settlement, comparable in size to Los Angeles, around the temples of Angkor in the Cambodian jungle

This article titled “Lost cities #7: how Nasa technology uncovered the ‘megacity' of Angkor” was written by Oliver Wainwright, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 16th August 2016 06.30 UTC

Clusters of gigantic stone pine cones poke above the dense forest canopy in Cambodia, looking like ancient rocket ships poised for take-off, their distinctive silhouettes reflected in the mirror-calm moat below. Tree root tentacles roam along crumbling cornices, winding their way around door frames and strangling the serene stone faces of smiling god-kings, oblivious to the fact that their empire has long succumbed to the natural world.

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