Though Henri Mouhot is often credited as the discoverer of Angkor Wat in 1860, it is not actually true that Wat was ever really lost. The locals always knew it was there and other westerners had recorded visiting the ruins prior to Mouhot’s “discovery.”
A team of archaeologists have recently discovered a lost city nearby, using GPS and Lidar.
In a story on MSN.com
Archaeologists find lost city deep in the jungles of Cambodia
You’re next, Atlantis. Archaeologist Damian Evans and a team of researchers in Cambodia have discovered an ancient city that was hidden in the jungle for more than 1,000 years. The lost city of Mahendraparvata is 1,200 years old — 350 years older than Cambodia’s treasured Angkor Wat temple complex. The settlement was part of the Hindu-Buddhist Khmer Empire that ruled much of Southeast Asia from about 800 to 1400 A.D. Archaeologists found the ruins using airborne laser mapping technology, and stunned even lifelong residents of the area, who had no idea that their dense tropical landscape hid the priceless remains of an ancient civilization. [Source]
A buddha carved into a rock face at an ancient Cambodian city that was discovered using laser technology.
Photo: Nick Moir
Archaeologists at the Cambodian site.
Photo: Nick Moir
To read more about this discovery go to The Age.com.AU and watch a video that details how Mahendraparvata was found.
I wonder if Bigfoot has been using these lost cities to hide in?
Until there is independent confirmation of Melba Ketchum’s results, Gigantopithecus is still the leading contender in my book for the source of Bigfoot, and Giganto. originated in Cambodia.
So who knows what more could be discovered?
Seriously, the discovery of Mahendraparvata has significant value all its own without need to play games with cryptozoology and I look forward to the results of exploration of this site.
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