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Mayan Tomb discovered in Belize, largest in a Century

Excavations at a Mayan ruins of Xunantunich in Western Belize have led to the discovery of the largest Mayan tomb in the region in a century. Continue reading “Mayan Tomb discovered in Belize, largest in a Century”

15 Year Old Discovers Lost Mayan City

Inquisitive teen William Gadoury, has a deep fascination with ancient Maya, analysed 22 Mayan constellations and realised that the Mayans aligned their 117 cities with the positions of the stars.

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LiDAR being used to 3D scan the Maya landscape

LiDAR is a remote sensing technology that analyses the light reflected off a target that has been illuminated by means laser. Continue reading “LiDAR being used to 3D scan the Maya landscape”

Chichen Itza temple built atop underground river

A subterranean cavity about 20 metres deep has been discovered below the pyramid of Kukulkan at the Mayan site of Chichen Itza in Mexico. Continue reading “Chichen Itza temple built atop underground river”

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