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Lost Maya city revealed in rainforest

By T.K. Randall
April 27, 2011 · Comment icon 9 comments

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Three-dimensional mapping has been used to reveal a long lost city in the Guatemalan rain forest.
The remains of hundreds of buildings have been identified beneath the undergrowth belonging to the Maya city of Holtun including a massive stone pyramid, an astronomical observatory and a number of stone houses.
Though it's long been known to locals that something—something big—is buried in this patch of Guatemalan rain forest, it's only now that archaeologists are able to begin teasing out what exactly Head of Stone was.

Source: National Geographic | Comments (9)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Morgaia 13 years ago
How neat! I'm always interested in these sorts of articles. Very cool, thanks for sharing!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Emin 13 years ago
Ah a new discovery fascinating, hope they do a documentary on the structures, that would be interesting to learn more of.
Comment icon #3 Posted by The Russian Hare 13 years ago
This is very interesting
Comment icon #4 Posted by brainiac 13 years ago
Comment icon #5 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 13 years ago
I do hope the looters overlooked an artifact of some sort for the archeologists to recover.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DieChecker 13 years ago
Ah the opportunity to find more Crystal Skulls.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Ryegrog 13 years ago
I think that history is going to have to be rewritten with all these new findings.
Comment icon #8 Posted by marcos anthony toledo 13 years ago
The problem is that looters are at bottom of a long ladder that leads up wards to the rich and the powerful who encourage and profit and motivate this behavor among the criminals and poor sometimes for the purpose of destroying evidence of their victims past and legitimate rights and dignity.
Comment icon #9 Posted by tadpole16 13 years ago
i wonder how they moved these ten foot tall stone masks??

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