Video: Archaeology of Longvek in Cambodia

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via the Cairns Post, 22 Feb 2018: click on the link below to see the video.

Flinders University archaeologist Dr Martin Polkinghorne is digging into the dark age of Cambodia, after the demise of Angkor in the 15th Century. The earth yields the truth about the past, which can be checked against legends and stories. The project has Australian Research Council grant funding, in collaboration with the Cambodian Ministry of Culture…

Source: Archaeology in Cambodia (Longvek)

Long thought to have been Cambodia’s capital during a ‘dark age’, digs are unearthing Longvek’s place as a centre of global trade

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via Phnom Penh Post, 19 Feb 2018: A feature on the archaeological investigations at the 16th century capital of Longvek, which is conducted by the Cambodian, Australian and Japanese team.

The town of Longvek, in Kampong Tralach district, is picturesque but unremarkable. Cows graze between rice paddies and stilted wooden homes dot the landscape. It is hard to imagine that it was once home to a great capital city – surrounded by earthen walls, moats and forest – where merchant ships from as far as Holland and Spain would cast their anchors on the nearby Tonle Sap river.

Source: Long thought to have been Cambodia’s capital during a ‘dark age’, digs are unearthing Longvek’s place as a centre of global trade