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Cambodia’s vast lost city: world’s greatest pre-industrial site unearthed

A ground-breaking archaeological discovery in Cambodia has revealed a colossal 700-year old urban landscape connecting ancient cities and temples to Angkor Wat. Lara Dunston joins the excavation team for the first site visit by a British newspaper

It’s 7am at Angkor Wat and there’s not a tourist in sight. It’s blissfully quiet, the first clear June morning after two days of torrential rains. The only souls around are a small group of Buddhist pilgrims, lighting incense at the rear of the spectacular Khmer temple. The bleary-eyed early-risers, who woke in darkness to board tour buses to Angkor archaeological park for sunrise photo ops, have already trundled back to their breakfast buffets.

I’m not here for sightseeing, however, I’m heading further into the forest surrounding the stupendous temple complex with Australian archaeologist Dr Damian Evans to meet the archaeologists from Cambodia, the Philippines and the USA, who are working on new excavations.

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Top 10 live music venues in San Antonio, Texas

Texas is a hotbed for one of the most eclectic music scenes in the US, with world-class country, blues and Latin acts regularly topping the bill at San Antonio’s bars and clubs

For those Latin rockers (or what’s known in the US as “rock en español”), salseros and Latin pop fans, Club Rio is the place to be. The only venue in town to regularly feature major Latin rock and pop-rock acts (Julieta Venegas, Café Tacuba, Alejandra Guzmán) and Afro-Caribbean orchestras (Gilberto Santa Rosa, Elvis Crespo, Eddie Santiago, Oscar D’León), this is a popular-yet-upmarket hangout with great sound and bars everywhere.
13307-A San Pedro, +1 210 403 2582, club-rio.net. Check website for event listings and details

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