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Five-Hundred-Year-Old Paintings Rediscovered In Angkor Wat Temple
2014-06-04 10:54:01

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Ancient paintings dating back 500 years have been discovered on the walls of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple. An Australian National University researcher discovered the images of animals, boats, deities and the temple itself painted on the walls of the ancient complex. “I was walking through the temple on a lunch break and I saw some pigments on the wall. I took some pictures, but didn't think they would be anything special,”...

2014-05-23 23:08:51

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, announces an upcoming Cambodia Nature and Birding Tour inviting tour participants to explore beyond the icon that draws so many to Cambodia, Angkor Wat. Professional ornithologist Narca Moore-Craig, alongside local experts, will lead travelers into the depths of the Cambodian wilderness on a ten-day excursion from January 5-16, 2015. After exploring the enigmatic ruins of Angkor Wat, Cambodia Nature and Birding Tour participants...

2014-01-09 12:20:02

Soil erosion may reveal ancient water management in Mahendraparvata Soil erosion and vegetation change indicate approximately 400 years of intensive land use around the city of Mahendraparvata in the Phnom Kulen region beginning in the mid 9th century, with marked change in water management practices from the 12th century, according to results published January 8, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Dan Penny from the University of Sydney and colleagues from other institutions....

2013-06-29 23:17:29

Top nature and birding tour company, Naturalist Journeys, announces a January Cambodia Nature and Birding tour to the mysterious ruins of Angkor Wat combined with time in some of the best remaining wild and natural landscapes of Asia. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Naturalist Journeys, a top nature and birding tour company, is proud to announce their upcoming Cambodia Nature and Birding tour, guided by professional ornithologist Narca Moore-Craig, January 6–16, 2014....

2012-05-09 14:17:23

First radiocarbon dates for unusual jar and log coffin interments on exposed ledges Researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand working in remote Cambodian mountains are shedding new light on the lost history of an unidentified people by studying their enigmatic burial rituals. The Otago researchers have now provided the first radiocarbon dates for unusual jar and log coffin interments on exposed ledges high in southern Cambodia's rugged Cardamom Mountains. Since 2003, they...

2011-06-01 07:01:00

LITTLETON, Colo., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to giving cruisers more "suite" options in Europe with a trio of Suite Ships in 2012, Avalon Waterways is preparing to invite travelers aboard three unique ships on four new itineraries in Egypt and Southeast Asia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110601/LA11599) "As more travelers adopt river cruising as their preferred travel style, they want to broaden their experiences," said Patrick Clark, managing director of...

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2010-03-30 08:35:00

Evidence suggests changing environment can bring down a civilization Decades of drought, interspersed with intense monsoon rains, may have helped bring about the fall of Cambodia's ancient Khmer civilization at Angkor nearly 600 years ago, according to an analysis of tree rings, archeological remains and other evidence. The study, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may also shed light on what drives"”and disrupts"”the rainy season...

2009-12-09 15:43:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, December 10th , Hollywood Roosevelt hotel will host Friends Without A Border's first Annual Los Angeles Gala with all proceeds benefiting Angkor Hospital for Children. Co-chairs Jason Pomeranc, Kenro Izu, David Chang and Goodwin Gaw are joined by hosts Ali Larter and Hayes Macarthur, Amaury Nolasco, Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson, Anne Hathaway, Eva Longoria Parker, Jennifer Morrison, Kate Hudson, Molly Sims, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke,...

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2009-02-17 13:17:37

Researchers are studying data from the tree rings of conifers in Vietnam to reveal new clues into how droughts affected ancient civilizations. The researchers, from the US and Japan, reported their findings at a climate change conference in Dalat on Tuesday. They found that the tree ring samples collected from Fokienia hodginsii, a rare species that lives in Vietnam's cloud forests, revealed drought records for more than 700 years. Brenden M. Buckley said he and his colleagues collected...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.