Angkor Wat's Hidden Megacity

roland fletcher

Professor Roland Fletcher in Angkor Wat's Hidden Megacity.

In 2011, a group of researchers from eight teams proposed that a mission be undertaken over important archaeological sites in north-west Cambodia. In 2012, the team used airborne laser scanning (lidar) technology to create high-precision digital elevation models of the ground surface beneath the vegetation cover. The project identified an entire, previously undocumented, formally planned urban landscape into which the major temples such as Angkor Wat were integrated.

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'Angkor Wat's Hidden Megacity' - A documentary featuring Professor Roland Fletcher and team will be showing on SBS, Sunday 8 February 2015 at 7:30pm (Part 1) and Sunday 15 February 2015 at 7:30pm (Part 2).

Further information is on the Angkor Research Program website.