In 2018 Scientists Exploring A Guatemalan Jungle Found A Sophisticated Maya Settlement

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The settlement was mysteriously abandoned. Engulfed by swathes of tropical foliage, it went undetected for more than a thousand years. Then, in 2018, a revolutionary new technology revealed the hidden landscape in phenomenal detail. Pyramids, temples and other man-made structures sprawled for miles through the rainforest – all of them testament to human ingenuity.

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The world’s jungles are, of course, laden with mysteries. In the Amazon rainforest, the “Boiling River” bubbles away at temperatures of over 200°F at times, cooking everything it touches. Meanwhile, in Costa Rica, giant stone balls lie hidden in the vegetation – their makers and function unknown. And throughout South America, ape-like entities called Maricoxi – something like tropical Bigfoots – are said to inhabit heavily wooded areas.

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