Ancient Maya Cities Discovered in the Mexican Jungle

Lost Maya Pyramid

I'm sure in this day and age there are no more archaeological secrets to be discovered. Wait, what?

A monster mouth doorway, ruined pyramid temples and palace remains emerged from the Mexican jungle as archaeologists unearthed two ancient Mayan cities. Found in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, in the heart of the Yucatan peninsula, the cities were hidden in thick vegetation and hardly accessible.

"Aerial photographs helped us in locating the sites," expedition leader Ivan Sprajc, of the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), said. Sprajc and his team found the massive remains as they further explored the area around Chactun, a large Maya city discovered by the Slovenian archaeologist in 2013.

Link: Ancient Maya Cities Found in Jungle

But wait, there are more lost cities!

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LIDAR scanning is going to open up vast discoveries like this.