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“’Megalopolis’ of 60,000 Ancient Mayan Structures Found”

 

 

“Archaeologists in Guatemala have uncovered an unprecedented network of 60,000 ancient Mayan features such as palaces and elevated highways, according to an exclusive report by National Geographic. The discovery is being called a ‘megalopolis,’ and suggests that we’ve been vastly underestimating the sophistication of the Mayan civilization at the height of its power 1,200 years ago.

“Researchers owe the breakthrough to the cutting-edge remote sensing method Light Detection and Ranging, better known as LiDAR. Usually taken aerially, LiDAR recordings channel light into laser pulses that measure the distance from the air down to a given point on the surface of the Earth, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

Read the entire article online at msn.com.

 

Read a second article on the discovery and go through a gallery of the actual LiDAR images with captions at nationalgeographic.com. >

 

link submitted by Gene Savoy Jr.

 

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