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Hundreds of cities, towns, and villages of the ancient Mayan Empire have been discovered in the LiDAR survey of northern Guatemala’s Mirador-Calakmul Karst Basin (MCKB).

This revolutionary technology has enabled archaeologists to uncover over 900 habitations including at least 4 large cities and thousands of meters of raised causeways connecting them.

The survey also revealed 30 of the famous ball courts, 195 cement reservoirs, and 110 miles of elevated walkways that date back to the middle and late Preclassical period.

This stunning discovery has revealed the true scope of the Maya’s territorial reach and technological sophistication and suggests a powerful ability to organize thousands of workers and specialists, even in poor soil conditions.

Read more > Hundreds of Mayan Cities and Towns with Ball Courts and Roads Discovered in LiDAR Survey in Guatemala

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