Mayan 'Megalopolis' With 60,000 Structures Discovered in Guatemalan Jungle - Buxrs.com
Published: 8 months ago By: The Cosmos News
By: The Cosmos NewsPublished: 8 months ago
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Exclusive: Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle
Laser technology known as LiDAR digitally removes the forest canopy to reveal ancient ruins below, showing that Maya cities such as Tikal were much larger than ground-based research had suggested.
In what’s being hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Maya archaeology, researchers have identified the ruins of more than 60,000 houses, palaces, elevated highways, and other human-made features that have been hidden for centuries under the jungles of northern Guatemala.