How huge floods and complex infrastructure could have triggered ancient Angkor's demise

Angkor, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, was a thriving metropolis at the center of the Khmer Empire in the 13th century. Then its inhabitants suddenly left town. Now, researchers find abrupt climatic changes and vulnerable infrastructure led to the city’s demise. It's a cautionary tale for modern cities, many of which are already feeling the stress of climate change. Monumental Megacity Once a vast, urban hub, Angkor was the capitol city of a kingdom tha

How huge floods and complex infrastructure could have triggered ancient Angkor's demise

A series of floods that hit the ancient city of Angkor would have overwhelmed and destroyed its vast water network, according to a new study that provides an explanation for the downfall of ...

Thu 18 Oct 18 from Phys.org

How Climatic Changes Toppled The Ancient Megacity Of Angkor

Angkor, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, was a thriving metropolis at the center of the Khmer Empire in the 13th century. Then its inhabitants suddenly left ...

Wed 17 Oct 18 from Discover Magazine

City of Koh Ker was occupied for centuries longer than previously thought

The classic account of the ancient city of Koh Ker is one of a briefly-occupied and abruptly-abandoned region, but in reality, the area may have been occupied for several centuries beyond what ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Phys.org

City of Koh Ker was occupied for centuries longer than previously thought, Wed 10 Oct 18 from ScienceDaily

Climate stress likely contributed to fall of Angkor in 15th century

Extreme weather events led to cascading failure of critical water infrastructure.

Sat 20 Oct 18 from Ars Technica

Climate stress will make cities more vulnerable

The fall of Angkor has long puzzled historians, archaeologists and scientists, but now a research team is one step closer to discovering what led to the city's demise -- and it comes with a ...

Thu 18 Oct 18 from ScienceDaily

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