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A metropolis arose in medieval Cambodia – new research shows how many people lived in the Angkor Empire over time

How big were the world’s ancient cities? At its height, the world’s first city of Uruk may have had about 40,000 people about 5,000 years ago. In the medieval period, London may have had a population of about a quarter of a million people, growing to approximately 600,000 by ...

Sarah Klassen and Alison Kyra Carter

How Cambodia’s record deforestation is driving crippling drought

Massive deforestation is playing a crucial role in the droughts that have devastated Cambodia. But despite an official ban on timber exports, forests continue to be cut down at a record rate. One of only two countries in the world to feature a building on its ...

Tourism as usual at Angkor Wat despite steeper fees

The steep increase in Angkor Wat ticket prices on February 1 did not discourage tourists from visiting the country’s chief tourist draw, as some feared, but it also did not reap any significant material gains for the government coffers, new data shows. Figures released on ...

Hun Sen promotes links with Myanmar sites

Cambodia and Myanmar have agreed to strengthen ties by focusing on both nations’ tourism and education sectors, but stopped short of discussing the latter’s widespread abuse and persecution of the Rohingya minority. In a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw, ...

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