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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Beyond Angkor: How lasers revealed a lost city


Something a bit different. A medieval lost city in Cambodia.

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Deep in the Cambodian jungle lie the remains of a vast medieval city, which was hidden for centuries. New archaeological techniques are now revealing its secrets - including an elaborate network of temples and boulevards, and sophisticated engineering.

I love the way those tree roots grow over things.



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Offline DD1975
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I saw that article, the sheer size of the Khmer cities at that time was unbelievable  Shocked

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Got a link to said article? (never mind, I'll find it and post a link, if I can).

Angkor Wat has always fascinated me. Often called "The Forbidden City", and populated these days by several species of primates, it has the feel of a deeply mystic, spiritual place, and I'd love to visit it some day.

Ooh! here's the link: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29245289

Wow! That's awesome! Looks like I'll be doing my best to dig up details of this new information! Thanks so much for this, Freddy! I'll try to pass along any other interesting stuff about this that I find. Smiley thumbsup

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Sorry I forgot to include the link !  Embarrassed

Glad it's of interest though. I'd like to go and see something like this one day. Is Cambodia considered safe to visit these days ?

Posted September 26, 2014, 15:48:01 PM
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There is a 2 part series about Angkor Wat on the Beeb. Called "Jungle Atlantis" or "Angkor Wat's Hidden Megacity"

I caught the first part. 2nd next week. I'm sure it's available from a torrent provider near you.

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Sorry I forgot to include the link !  Embarrassed

Glad it's of interest though. I'd like to go and see something like this one day. Is Cambodia considered safe to visit these days ?

It's safer than visiting Baghdad, but not as safe as visiting NYC. At least that's my best guess. Smiley

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Offline DD1975
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Sorry I forgot to include the link !  Embarrassed

 Is Cambodia considered safe to visit these days ?

Apart from the copious amount of landmines left behind yes  Grin

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Right, so pack a metal detector... should be fun..

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They're probably made of plastic parts these days so a metal detector is useless.

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Maybe I will wait until they get Google Earth on Oculus Rift  Undecided

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The Cambodian civil war went on around the same time as the Vietnam war, so plastic mines weren't available (or even possible) back then. Tongue Wink

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The ever efficient Germans got round this in WW2 by using wooden mines.........

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Good point about the wood thing, but I don't know if the Cambodians used them.

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