When Europeans began invading the Americas in force, they destroyed a lot of history along the way. They also destroyed the idea that the people who had been living on the continent for millennia were, well, people, with cultures and religions and cities of their own. That's carried all the way to the present day — most people these days think the Maya had an apocalyptic calendar, a couple of stone pyramids, and that's about it. But a new scan of the Guatemalan jungle has revealed a much more advanced infrastructure than even the experts would have guessed.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas February 28, 2018
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