Angkor image slideshow from NASA

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a slideshow of radar, satellite and computer-generated images of Angkor. These were the images released in conjunction with last month’s discovery of the ancient’s city massive spawl.


Books about Angkor:
Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
Ancient Angkor (River Book Guides) by C. Jaques
Angkor and the Khmer Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places) by M. D. Coe
Angkor: Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples, Fifth Edition by D. Rooney and P. Danford
Angkor: A Tour of the Monuments by T. Zephir and L. Invernizzi
The Civilization of Angkor by C. Higham
The Site of Angkor by J. Dumarcay
Indochina by B. P. Groslier

Angkor's Ancient Enormity Uncovered

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14 August 2007 (National Geographic News) – In the last featured post for today, National Geographic has a report with a lot of photos (particularly of the computer-generated imagery) of Angkor.

National Geographic News, 14 Aug 2007

Angkor’s Ancient Enormity Uncovered

Read the full post here.

Pick up books about Angkor today:
Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
Khmer Civilization and Angkor by D. L. Snellgrove
Ancient Angkor (River Book Guides) by C. Jaques
Angkor and the Khmer Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places) by M. D. Coe
The Civilization of Angkor by C. Higham
Art & Architecture of Cambodia (World of Art) by H. I. Jessup

Australia's raiders of the lost wat

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14 Aug 2007 (The Canberra Times) – Unsurprisingly, the Canberra Times focuses more on the Australian archaeologists who worked on this project, however the map was a collaborative effort between Australian, French and Cambodian archaeologists.

REVEALED: Australia’s raiders of the lost wat

Australian archaeologists using complex radar and satellite technology to map the medieval city of Angkor have discovered more than 70 new temples scattered across a vast area of farmland and forests in north-west Cambodia.

University of Sydney archaeologist Damian Evans said, “It’s huge. We’ve mapped a massive settlement stretching well beyond the main temples of the World Heritage tourist area in Siem Reap.

“We’ve found the city was roughly five times bigger than previously thought.”

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Researchers map Angkor's ancient sprawl

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14 Aug 2007 (The Daily Telegraph) – The article also features a slideshow of images that you should also check out.

The Daily Telegraph, 14 Aug 2007

Researchers map Angkor’s ancient sprawl
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor

The largest urban sprawl on the planet in medieval times was in fact 10 times bigger than thought, rivalling the size of Greater London.

Carpeted today with vegetation, obscured by a cloak of low-lying cloud and raided by thieves, Angkor in Cambodia once thrived between the 9th and 16th centuries, reaching a peak of many hundreds of thousands of people in the 13th century

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News of the Week: Angkor much bigger than expected

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Sometimes, a piece of news is so big that just about everybody reports on it. This week, it’s a revelation by a collaboration between Australian, French and Cambodian archaeologists about a new map of Angkor developed by a combination of high-resolution satellite imaging and ground surveys, which reveal that the sprawling Angkor city of Angkor was a lot larger than originally thought – 10 times larger, in fact!

Angkor Map

The study has revealed up to 70 new temples, as well as features on Angkor’s complex waterway system that may have revealed why the city’s water management system broke down – one of the factors that led to its eventual downfall.

The study is published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and at this time is not online yet, but I’ll post a link to it once it’s online. In the meantime, I’ll be posting some of the major news stories to have come out on the media during the day.

Pick up books about Angkor today:
Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
Khmer Civilization and Angkor by D. L. Snellgrove
Ancient Angkor (River Book Guides) by C. Jaques
Angkor and the Khmer Civilization (Ancient Peoples and Places) by M. D. Coe
The Civilization of Angkor by C. Higham
Art & Architecture of Cambodia (World of Art) by H. I. Jessup