Combination of stresses led to fall of Angkor

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It wasn’t the silting up of the canals, or the rapid deforestation to make way for the urban complex, or the climate change, but rather a combination of all these stresses that culminated in the abandonment of Angkor in the 17th century. This was the conclusion delivered by researchers working on the Greater Angkor Project at the University of Sydney, possibly putting this archaeological mystery to rest. (But if you’ve been a faithful reader of this blog, you’d have known this already, wouldn’t you?)

Faces at Bayon
photo credit: Mendhak

Urban sprawl hastened Angkor’s collapse
24 June 2009, The Australian
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