Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Climate change could have killed ancient city
A Sydney conference has heard that climate change led to the fall of the ancient Cambodian city of Angkor.

The theory has been presented to an international gathering under the patronage of UNESCO.

Sydney University's Roland Fletcher says the famous temples were the medium-size constructions of Angkor.

From the 8th century 1,000 square kilometres of rainforest made way for the low density city.