A termite mound field in Brazil. The mounds are found in dense, low and dry forest caatinga vegetation, and can be seen when the land is cleared for pasture. Photo: Roy Funch

In Brazil, termites have built a sprawling megacity the size of Britain

  • Scientists estimate the termites excavated the equivalent of 4,000 Great Pyramids of Giza
  • The oldest mound is about 3,800 years old
Topic |   Science

TOP PICKS

A termite mound field in Brazil. The mounds are found in dense, low and dry forest caatinga vegetation, and can be seen when the land is cleared for pasture. Photo: Roy Funch
READ FULL ARTICLE