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How is Angkor Wat Still Standing Today?

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How is Angkor Wat Still Standing Today?

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The engineering masterpiece is strikingly tall and covers an area four times larger than the Vatican City. But without the surrounding moat, the structure would never have survived.

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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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