An entire losty city dating back more than 1,200 years has been discovered in the Cambodian jungle.
An Australian-led team of researchers made the discovery by using a new airborne scanning laser technology capable of peering past the canopy and building up a picture of the terrain underneath. Named Mahendraparvata, the lost city is believed to have remained undisturbed for centuries and could be home to temples filled with treasures and artifacts that were never found by looters.
"This is where it all began, giving rise to the Angkor civilization that everyone associates with Angkor Wat," said Damian Evans of the University of Sydney. "With this instrument - bang - all of a sudden we saw an immediate picture of an entire city that no one knew existed, which is just remarkable."
"Archaeologists may have unearthed in the jungles of Cambodia an Atlantis-like city believed to be 1,200 years old."
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