In the jungle of Cambodia have discovered the ruins of a hundred previously unknown ancient temples.
In many cases, religious buildings are preserved only the foundations.
Archaeologists believe that the temples date back to VI-VII centuries, that is, they hundreds of years older than the famous Angkor Wat (XII century), according to
“What is our life? Game!”“World mind games”: the premiere of “the World” Discovery was made in the historic district Sambhu Borak in the province Fold (Eastern Cambodia), the Mekong river.
Once, before the construction of Angkor, it was a densely populated area. It was called the Kingdom of Funan and was part of the Khmer Empire.
Newly discovered temples are never mentioned in studies of French and Cambodian archaeologists, they are not included in the local registry of the Ministry of culture and fine arts.
Historians say that the Angkor Wat, which is amazing for its size (162.6 mln ha), is the exception for Cambodia. Many complexes, contemporary and more especially early, was very tiny.
To date, they have almost completely collapsed and disappeared under the dense vegetation of the jungle, so to detect them is very difficult.
Meanwhile, such buildings can “tell” a lot about almost unknown to Angarskoi era in the history of the country.
Temples of Shambhu Borak was made of Sandstone and, according to experts, belonged to the early followers of the Hindu religion – Brahmanism. Scientists intend to examine carefully built with the help of GPS technology.
Earlier it was reported that in the forests of Laos found the ancient “jugs of the dead” – megalithic structures, in which local tribes buried their dead relatives.