Airborne lasers used to map ancient city in Cambodia
Published on June 19th, 2013 | by Admin0
The stunning discovery of the city, Mahendraparvata, includes temples hidden by jungle for centuries – temples that archaeologists believe have never been looted.
An instrument called Lidar strapped to a helicopter which criss-crossed a mountain north of the Angkor Wat complex provided data that matched years of ground research by archaeologists. The research revealed the city that founded the Angkor Empire in 802AD.
Story: Lindsay Murdoch, Sydney Morning Herald | Photo: Chinese Archaeology