In April 2012, a helicopter took to the sky over Siem Reap’s Kulen Mountain to embark on a very unique archeological project. Fifteen months after its completion—barely a twinkle in archeological terms—not only is its findings quietly making history in the field, but it has provided researchers with answers that may otherwise have taken them years, if not decades, to obtain.* “I admit that the first time we saw the images, we stared wide-eyed, and spent the whole day glued to the screen,” said archeologist Christophe Pottier of the French-government research institute Ecole francaise d’Extreme-Orient (EFEO) who has spent
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