Lost World of Angkor Wat

History2 x 60' for Channel 4, Discovery UK, France 5, SBS

Uncovering the rise and fall of the medieval Khmer empire

Archaeologists scan the jungles of Southeast Asia to uncover the rise and fall of the medieval Khmer empire.

Laser surveys lead the team to undiscovered jungle temples. A dirt bike mission to a mountain city holds clues to the origins of the empire and in Laos, ground penetrating radar reveals how kings take new territory. The team use drones to explore one of the world’s largest ancient water systems. Monsoon floods threaten the hunt for a lost mega-quarry. While hidden battle carvings and traces of a colossal iron industry reveal the truth behind the awesome power of the Khmer military.

Series Producer & Director Sam Mortimore
Executive Producers Mark Bridge , Carlo Massarella
Editors Tim Moss , Stephen Prince
Edit Producer Robert Elliott
DV Director Simon Chmiewliski
Production Secretary Nathan Chapple
Production Managers Felicity Chapple , Michelle Cullen , Clare Crossley
Production Executive Ian Douglas
CG Researcher Mario Terzoli
CG Producer Matthew Chancellor