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Largest Archaelogical Lidar Survey

lidar_coverageIn 2013 a lidar survey in Cambodia helped archaeologists  discover the lost city of Angkor. While this first lidar survey covered only 370 square kilometres over Angkor Archaeological Park, Phnom Kulen, and the temple complexes of Beng Mealea and Koh Ker, the new wide-ranging survey will cover 1,600 square kilometres.

Locations will include Banteay Chhmar (Banteay Meanchey province), Preah Khan of Kompong Svay (Preah Vihear province), Sambor Prei Kuk (Kampong Thom province), and Longveck/Oudong (Kampong Speu province).

Damien Evans, research fellow at the École Française d’Extrême-Orient and the scientific director of the new five-year project that is being funded by a $1.6 million European Research Council grant, said it would provide remarkable new insight into the Kingdom’s history.

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