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Archaeologists discover lost city using RS technology

Cambodia: Australian archaeologists using remote-sensing (RS) technology have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that has remained hidden for more than a millennium under dense jungle undergrowth.

Damian Evans, director of the University of Sydney”s archaeological research center in Cambodia, and a small group of colleagues working in the Siem Reap region mapped an area using airborne Lidar, a remote-sensing technology utilising lasers. It showed them the outline of the ancient city.

According to an Australian newspaper, The Age, “Guided by the GPS loaded with the LiDAR data, they (archaeologists) stumbled across piles of ancient bricks. They found two temple sites where no carved rocks or ancient bricks could be found scattered nearby, indicating they have never been looted.”

Source: Npr org