Researchers Discover 60,000 Ancient Mayan Structures

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, February 15, 2018

Researchers in Guatemala have discovered some 60,000 individual ancient Mayan structures.

The previously undetected structures are thousands of years old and were discovered using aerial mapping.

They were discovered in a dense jungle. This spot leads reserachers to beleive that the Mayan population may have been millions more than originally thought.

The structures include homes, pyramids, defense works, industrial-sized agricultural fields and an irrigation canal.

The Maya civilization developed in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. This region consists of the northern lowlands encompassing the Yucatán Peninsula, and the highlands of the Sierra Madre, running from the Mexican state of Chiapas, across southern Guatemala and onwards into El Salvador, and the southern lowlands of the Pacific littoral plain.



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