How Did Hydro-Engineering Help Build The Khmer Empire?

Khmer Empire (802-1431) once covered much of SouthEast Asia and its capital was the largest city in the pre-industrial world. The secret to their success was hydro-engineering.

May 31, 2021By Monique Galloway
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By Monique GallowayI’m a former Australian soldier and historical archaeologist with a degree from the University of Sydney. After almost 20 years as a practicing archaeologist I now live in Cambodia and was running a social enterprise to help improve lives here. I have a special interest in the layers of history of a site and evidence of subversion, especially ancient graffiti on monuments.