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Beyond Angkor: How lasers revealed a lost city

Started by Freddy, September 24, 2014, 18:25:02 PM

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Freddy

Something a bit different. A medieval lost city in Cambodia.

QuoteDeep in the Cambodian jungle lie the remains of a vast medieval city, which was hidden for centuries. New archaeological techniques are now revealing its secrets - including an elaborate network of temples and boulevards, and sophisticated engineering.

I love the way those tree roots grow over things.

DD1975

I saw that article, the sheer size of the Khmer cities at that time was unbelievable  :o
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DaveMorton

Got a link to said article? (never mind, I'll find it and post a link, if I can).

Angkor Wat has always fascinated me. Often called "The Forbidden City", and populated these days by several species of primates, it has the feel of a deeply mystic, spiritual place, and I'd love to visit it some day.

Ooh! here's the link: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29245289

Wow! That's awesome! Looks like I'll be doing my best to dig up details of this new information! Thanks so much for this, Freddy! I'll try to pass along any other interesting stuff about this that I find. :) :thumbsup:
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Freddy

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Sorry I forgot to include the link !  :-[

Glad it's of interest though. I'd like to go and see something like this one day. Is Cambodia considered safe to visit these days ?

Snowcrash

There is a 2 part series about Angkor Wat on the Beeb. Called "Jungle Atlantis" or "Angkor Wat's Hidden Megacity"

I caught the first part. 2nd next week. I'm sure it's available from a torrent provider near you.
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DaveMorton

Quote from: Freddy on September 26, 2014, 15:48:01 PM
Sorry I forgot to include the link !  :-[

Glad it's of interest though. I'd like to go and see something like this one day. Is Cambodia considered safe to visit these days ?

It's safer than visiting Baghdad, but not as safe as visiting NYC. At least that's my best guess. :)
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DD1975

Quote from: Freddy on September 26, 2014, 15:48:01 PM
Sorry I forgot to include the link !  :-[

Is Cambodia considered safe to visit these days ?

Apart from the copious amount of landmines left behind yes  ;D
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Freddy

Right, so pack a metal detector... should be fun..

Snowcrash

They're probably made of plastic parts these days so a metal detector is useless.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freddy

Maybe I will wait until they get Google Earth on Oculus Rift  :-\

DaveMorton

The Cambodian civil war went on around the same time as the Vietnam war, so plastic mines weren't available (or even possible) back then. :P ;)
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DD1975

The ever efficient Germans got round this in WW2 by using wooden mines.........
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DaveMorton

Good point about the wood thing, but I don't know if the Cambodians used them.
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