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Maps reveal surprising details of Mongols’ ancient capital

The vehicle-drawn SQUID measurement system at work in front of the Buddhist monastery of Erdene Zuu

Truck-drawn sensors map the Mongolian empire’s ancient capital, which is now partially concealed beneath farm fields and a Buddhist monastery. Credit: Jan Bemmann

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Nature 599, 182 (2021)



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