In the jungles of Guatemala have discovered the ruins of 60 thousand buildings of the abandoned cities of the Maya
Moscow. 2 Feb. INTERFAX.RU Scientists have discovered more than 60 thousand buildings of the Mayan civilization in the jungle in the North of Guatemala, according to National Geographic magazine.
Discover the city managed the optical locator (LiDAR, Light Detection And Ranging, light detection and determination of the distance), with which scientists have removed the image of tree crowns from digital images.
The Mayan civilization flourished in the years 250-900 ad and known literature, art, architecture, mathematical and astronomical systems.
Towns and villages of the Maya were located in the territories of modern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
From the mid-tenth century, the Mayan civilization began to decline in the sixteenth century was almost completely destroyed by the Spanish conquistadors.
Researchers found a vast network of ancient Maya cities that was home to millions more people than previously thought. https://t.co/V1dnDpsHwL
— National Geographic (@NatGeoMag) 1 Feb 2018
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