Mayan civilization bigger than you thought

Archaeologists knew that the jungles of Guatemala were hiding more of the ancient Mayan civilization — but they didn’t know how much. Laser scans in an area of 2 100 square kilometres revealed 60 000 structures. They’re revising the estimates of the size of the society from 5 million people up to 10 to 15 million people. From National Geographic:

Exclusive: Laser Scans Reveal Maya “Megalopolis” Below Guatemalan Jungle

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