Ancient ‘lost city’ of Khmer Empire is found in Cambodia by scientists using aerial scanning

Scientists had struggled to locate eighth-century Khmer city Mahendraparvata .

An ancient ‘lost city’ of the Khmer Empire has been rediscovered in Cambodia by scientists using aerial mapping techniques, a new report has revealed.

Mahendraparvata – an eighth to ninth century capital of the empire – was believed to have existed in the Southeast Asian state in the Angkor period, but scientists had struggled to pinpoint its location.

An international group of researchers have now used aerial laser scanning and ground-based surveying to uncover an ‘extended urban network dating from the ninth century’ which they identified as Mahendraparvata.

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