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Offbeat 18 stunning photos of rare snow leopards

13:50  19 october  2019
13:50  19 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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An ancient "lost city" dating back to the 9th Century has been uncovered for the first time.

The legendary Mahendraparvata was feared lost forever, as scientists could not even agree where it was.

It was hidden in dense jungle, but advanced aerial mapping has finally allowed its location to be identified after years of searching.

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But now experts say they can confidently state where temples and large palaces once stood, thanks to laser scanning.

The city is thought to have been the first capital of the powerful Khmer Empire, which ruled over large swathes of South East Asia between the ninth and 15th centuries.

Its name means the Mountain of Indra, King of the Gods.

Although archaeologists knew of its existence from ancient records, it has long eluded them because the terrain is so difficult.

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Exploring the area on foot has been incredibly dangerous because the evil Khmer Rouge, which ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, laid down landmines there.

It was the location of the Communist regime's last stand before it was finally defeated.

It is located in the Phnom Kulen highlands, around 30 miles north of Siem Reap.

Damian Evans, from the French Institute of Asian Studies in Paris, told the New Scientist: "The city may not have lasted for centuries, or perhaps even decades, but the cultural and religious significance of the place has lasted right up until the present day."

Even when it was the empire's capital, it was challenging for its inhabitants because it was so mountainous.

The city was built on a plateau measuring around 30 square miles, and followed a grid system.

Mr Evans stated: “It shows a degree of centralised control and planning.

"What you’re seeing at Mahendraparvata... speaks of a grand vision and a fairly elaborate plan."

Snow-removal company blacklisted by Montreal for charging for service it wasn't providing .
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