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Angkor Revealed:

1,000 Years Old, But Still the Largest Reservoir on Earth

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1,000 Years Old, But Still the Largest Reservoir on Earth

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Located in Angkor, the West Baray holds over 12 billion gallons of water and required 200,000 people to construct its tall embankments. Ten centuries later, its water is still being used to irrigate surrounding fields.

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An international team of experts led by Dr. Damian Evans is on a mission to uncover the secrets of the ancient city of Angkor and its massive temple Angkor Wat. Using a revolutionary mapping system called LIDAR, they uncover a complex grid of roads, canals, and other structures never before seen, leading to new revelations about the Khmer Empire. Follow the rise of this great civilization, from the rice paddies of the Kulen Hills to virtually all of Southeast Asia, and witness the epic scale of their medieval metropolis.

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