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" Copyright © Yahoo! NewsArchaeologists using radar imagery have shown that an ancient Cambodian settlement centered on the celebrated temple of Angkor Wat was far more extensive than previously thought, a study released Monday said. The medieval settlement surrounding Angkor, the one-tim..."

The sun rises above Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap province, some 314 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh.

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Archaeologists using radar imagery have shown that an ancient Cambodian settlement centered on the celebrated temple of Angkor Wat was far more extensive than previously thought, a study released Monday said. The medieval settlement surrounding Angkor, the one-time capital of the illustrious Khmer empire which flourished between the ninth and 14th centuries, covered a 3,000 square kilometer area (1,158 square miles).The urban complex was at least three times larger than archaeologists had previously suspected and easily the largest pre-industrial urbanarea of its kind, eclipsing comparable developments such as Tikal a Classic Maya "city" in Guatemala. Archaeologists have been trying to map the boundaries of the sprawling agricultural environs of Angkor in Siem Reap province since the 1950s, but the ancient remains have been subsumed by modern residential and agricultural developments, complicating the task.So in 2000, a group of archaeologists from Australia, France and Cambodia who were working on the project turned to the US space agency NASA for help. The agency obliged, providing radar images of the terrain that distinguished the contours of the landscape under the surface of the earth, identifying the location of roads, canals and ponds surrounding temples. When the researchers combined the data with aerial photography and ground surveys,they were able to identify several thousand ponds and 74 long-lost temples. The researchers concluded the complex irrigation network that provided the basis for the settlement's rice agricultural extended 20-25 kilometers out from Angkor city, to the north and south to the border of Lake Tonle Sap. The roads and canals, the defining features of the area, demonstrated that the urban settlement extended far beyond the walls of Angkor -- a World Heritage site home to Angkor Wat and other renowned temples. The settlement could have supported a population of up to half a million people, although there were signs that some of the terrain was sparsely populated, said Damian Evans, a graduate student in the archaeology department at Sydney University and author of the paper. The study also yielded clues to support thetheo.......


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