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A Hidden Ancient City Discovered in Cambodia

Updated on June 11, 2016

Much is known bout the history of South-East Asia, but this one. A ground-breaking revelation has stirred up heads around the world after archeologist discovered a vast city hidden beneath the Cambodian forests. The air-borne laser scanning technology used by an Australian archeologist Damian Evans helped them discover an expanse of a medieval city estimated to be between 900 and 1,400 years old and has the size equivalent to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.

New vast city discovered in Cambodia

After this revelation, many analysts believe that the city could have been the largest city in the entire world during that time. The extensive architecture and size of the city is a sure indicator that Cambodia indeed had the largest empire during the 12th century.

Signs of a vast empire beneath the jungle

With this revelation, it is believed that much had occurred post-Angkor that most conventional archeologists do not understand. Ideally, the discovery reveals that with almost 734 sq miles, this newly revealed city is the largest city that existed in the East. Although Angkor has been seen as the main landmark of Cambodia, its new rival is yet to reveal a lot about Cambodia. This also gives hope to archeologists born in the face of new technology.


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