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Airborne lasers used to map ancient city in Cambodia

Archaeologists have employed the use of airborne laser technology to map the ancient city of Mahendraparvata in Cambodia.

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.

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Story: Lindsay Murdoch, Sydney Morning Herald | Photo: Chinese Archaeology

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