Skip to comments.Lost Mayan city discovered in Mexican jungle..but will find shed light on civilization's collapse
Posted on 06/24/2013 12:11:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
* Archaeologists have found an ancient Mayan city they named Chactun - meaning 'Red Rock' or 'Large Rock'
* The heavily-forested area has been hidden deep in the Mexican jungle for more than 1,000 years
* Chactun likely had its heyday during the late Classic period of Maya civilization between 600 and 900 A.D.
* The research team found 15 pyramids, ball courts, plazas and tall, sculpted stone shafts
Archaeologists have found an ancient Mayan city that remained hidden for centuries in the rain forests of eastern Mexico; a discovery in a remote nature reserve they hope will yield clues about how the civilization collapsed around 1,000 years ago.
The team, led by Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, found 15 pyramids - including one that stands 75 feet tall - ball courts, plazas and tall, sculpted stone shafts called stelae.
They named the city Chactun, meaning 'Red Rock' or 'Large Rock'.(continued)
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They gave amnesty to undocumented Spaniards?
No, the local Hostess bakery ceased making Twinkies....and everyone just drifted around in a daze until civilization disappeared.
They collapsed when they let in uncounted numbers of unschooled, unskilled Mexicans.
The collapse came long before the Spaniards showed up.
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