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Climate change and the collapse of Angkor Wat

April 15, 2020 - General

Built using a thousand elephants and 300,000 laborers, the opulent temple city of Angkor has been near-deserted for centuries, yet its grandeur and mystery now attract a million visitors each year. The question is, why was it deserted at all? An answer is finally emerging.
On a floating platform, Penny and team take a drill core sample from an overgrown reservoir.
The 12th century tower S1, of the Prasat Suor Prat group, looms in the…

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