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Maya “Megalopolis” Revealed by Laser Scans

Feb 1, 2018 @ 9pm ()

Researchers using laser scanning discover a network Maya roads and houses hidden under the jungle canopy of Northern Guatemala.

Using a new technology called LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), scholars digitally removed the jungle canopy and were able identify 60,000 previously unknown Maya houses, palaces, roads, and structures.