Lost city found in Kulen Mountains – Cambodia

Many visitors to Savong’s School and SOC have been on day trips to the Kulen Mountains, 40kms away to enjoy a picnic and swim under the waterfalls. The same range of mountains has recently revealed an ancient lost city which has been rediscovered thanks to an Australian group of archaeologists, working with locals.

These discoveries have come at a good time I think: 100 years ago the lost carvings would have been plundered and shipped to Paris, London or New York. Now they can be considered in their homeland.

This from the Sydney Morning Herald. ImageArchaeologists using revolutionary airborne laser technology have discovered a lost mediaeval city that thrived on a mist-shrouded Cambodian mountain 1200 years ago.

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.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/lost-horizons-mediaeval-city-uncovered-20130614-2o9p3.html#ixzz2WL2xsdro