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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”

Clues from Ancient Maya Reveal Lasting Impact on Environment

Researchers from the University of Texas are studying the impact of the Mayans on their, and our, environment. Continue reading “Clues from Ancient Maya Reveal Lasting Impact on Environment”

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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