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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....

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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...

2008-10-02 06:00:27

Elray Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: ELRA), a technically driven gold and precious mineral exploration company, is pleased to report to shareholders on its Angkor Wat Project in Cambodia. The Company owns 100% of the license for the 5,400 hectare project area, which contains multiple historical workings including the Rom Dey Vein which was extensively explored by the French in the 1960s, with very positive results. Historical workings are seen as very good indicators of the presence of gold,...

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2007-08-15 21:05:00

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- A new study of the demise of the ancient city of Angkor is a wake-up call for Cambodia to be more vigilant in its efforts to conserve the site, an official said Wednesday. The study in this week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that Angkor was far larger than previously thought, incorporating an elaborate water management network of nearly 400 square miles and rice paddies to feed more than 1 million people....

2005-08-15 06:44:38

By Chawadee Nualkhair BANGKOK (Reuters) - From India's Taj Mahal to Cambodia's Angkor Wat, Asia's cultural landmarks are threatened by man and nature and more must be done to protect them, experts said on Monday. Earthquakes, floods, civil strife and looting loom large as potential threats, while the more mundane ravages wreaked by tourists could turn ancient attractions into victims of their own popularity. "The greatest threat is actually people like ourselves who do not have...


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  • To talk saucily.
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