Selasa, 16 Juli 2013

"Lost" medieval city discovered in Cambodia

Jim McD, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; Jeanna Bryner (LiveScience.com, 6-18-13)
Buddhist monks, Angkor Wat, a temple at the center of a massive city, Cambodia (wiki)
Aerial digital photography cuts through jungle cover to reveal magnificent city
(Archaeology and Development Foundation, Phnom Kulen Program/LiveScience.com)
  
The "lost city" of Mahendraparvata revealed in a shaded relief map of terrain beneath the vegetation in the Phnom Kulen acquisition area, with elevation derived from the lidar digital terrain model at 0.5 meter resolution and 4x vertical exaggeration.
 
Green denotes previously documented archeological features; areas shaded red contain newly documented features indicative of an extensive urban layout.
  
"Lost" Buddhist city found in Cambodian jungle
Siem Reap, Cambodian jungle (LS)
A lost city known only from inscriptions that existed some 1,200 years ago near Angkor [the most massive Buddhist complex yet uncovered, rivaled only by what remains underground in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan and the jungles of Borobudur, Indonesia] in what is now Cambodia has been uncovered using airborne laser scanning.
 
The previously undocumented cityscape, called Mahendraparvata, is hidden beneath a dense forest on the holy mountain Phnom Kulen, which means "Mountain of the Lychees."
 
The cityscape came into clear view, along with a vast expanse of ancient urban spaces that made up Greater Angkor, the large area where one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed -- Angkor Wat, meaning "temple city" -- was built between A.D. 1113 and 1150. More (PHOTOS)
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