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Laser maps reveal ‘lost’ Mayan treasures in Guatemala jungle

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Images of pyramids and priceless pots to be aired on National Geographic TV show The remains of a queen, an ancient ceremonial pot for drinking chocolate and part of the skull of a sacrificed child have been discovered by archaeologists and explorers in new forays into a landscape once dominated by the Maya.Among further finds revealed in a new National Geographic TV show is a skull discovered in an underground submerged cave and apparently used as an incense burner, as well as fresh insights into city defences, and the investigation of pyramids – visited by researchers for the first time – that were recently brought to light by laser mapping. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/may/01/laser-maps-reveal-lost-mayan-treasures-in-guatemala-jungle

Author : Nicola Davis

Publish date : 2019-04-30 23:01:38

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