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‘Aerial High-Tech Laser Scanner’ Discovered Hidden Ancient Maya Structures In Guatemala

Stele, Piedras Negras, Guatemala, Maya, 662 BC, limestone - Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - DSC00283

Experts using an aerial high-tech laser scanner have discovered thousands of ancient Maya structures hidden under the thick jungle of northern Guatemala, officials said Thursday. Some 60,000 structures were found over the past two years in a scan of a region in the northern department of El Peten, which borders Mexico and Belize, said Marcello Canuto,…