Angkor Wat: 200 Previously Hidden Paintings Revealed

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Angkor Wat: 200 Previously Hidden Paintings Revealed

Postby OrangeDragon » Thu May 29, 2014 10:51 pm

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New, digitally enhanced images reveal detailed murals at Angkor Wat showing elephants, deities, boats, orchestral ensembles and people riding horses — all invisible to the naked eye.

Many of the faded markings could be graffiti left behind by pilgrims after Angkor Wat was abandoned in the 15th century. But the more elaborate paintings may be relics of the earliest attempts to restore the temple, researchers said.
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Badass... hope they can get more out of it, or possibly carbon date some of it to estimate a more certain timeframe.
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Re: Angkor Wat: 200 Previously Hidden Paintings Revealed

Postby General Mackevili » Fri May 30, 2014 10:08 am

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