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Medieval City
artist drawing of Angkor suburban area Medieval City

Angkor was a dispersed, low-density urban area, with its population spread in a constellation of suburbs.

This reconstruction of settlement space across the Angkor area depicts a typical residential area, with houses on elevated mounds, interspersed with small rectangular ponds and local temples. Walled boundaries of rice fields divide up the landscape.

Image credit: Tom Chandler, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  Jet Propulsion Laboratory
   California Institute of Technology
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