City of Angkor Revealed to be Much Bigger Than Once Thought

AngkorThom-SouthGate2Scientists using a new laser survey method have learned that the ancient city of Angkor was much larger than once thought:

The new analysis “shows there were hundreds, if not thousands of settlements, mounds, ponds, roads and urban blocks which actually organized a quite dense city,” said study co-author Christophe Pottier, an archaeologist and co-director of the Greater Angkor Project. “This area of dense occupation was much bigger than what we were expecting.”

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