Ancient city uncovered in Cambodia

Researchers have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that was one of the first capitals in the Khmer Empire.

The sprawling city of Mahendraparvata, which has long been rumored to exist, was identified on the Phnom Kulen plateau using airborne laser scanning that had a “unique ability to ‘see through’ vegetation and provide high-resolution models of the forest floor,” according to a report from the scientists.

“Here, we confirm the hypothesis, based on this accumulated body of evidence, that Mahendraparvata — the eighth- to ninth-century AD capital of the Khmer Empire — was located on the Phnom Kulen massif,” the report read.

In full: https://abcnews.go.com/International/ancient-city-uncovered-cambodia/story?id=66369551

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