The Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico. Researchers have discovered thousands of ancient Mayan structures in neighbouring Guatemala. Photo: Chicurel Arnaud

Thousands of newly discovered structures prove Mayan civilisation in Guatemala was much larger than we thought

Aeroplane-based mapping tools identified tens of thousands of structures constructed by the ancient civilisation: defence works, houses, buildings, industrial-size agricultural fields, even new pyramids

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The Mayan archaeological site of Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico. Researchers have discovered thousands of ancient Mayan structures in neighbouring Guatemala. Photo: Chicurel Arnaud
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