Quest For The Lost Maya

Quest For The Lost Maya

SBS  |  November 18, 2012

Maya's soaring pyramids, monumental cities, and mastery of astronomy and mathematics have captured our imaginations and spurred generations of explorers into the jungles of Central America on a quest to understand them. After centuries of scientific exploration, the experts thought they had a pretty good handle on who the Maya were. But in the past decade, researchers working in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula have made a series of startling discoveries that reveal a gaping hole in our understanding of the Maya.

Maya's soaring pyramids, monumental cities, and mastery of astronomy and mathematics have captured our imaginations and spurred generations of explorers into the jungles of Central America on a quest to understand them. After centuries of scientific exploration, the experts thought they had a pretty good handle on who the Maya were. But in the past decade, researchers working in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula have made a series of startling discoveries that reveal a gaping hole in our understanding of the Maya.

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