James Blake Wiener
published on 18 March 2012
For centuries, the forests of Guatemala have hidden an impressive Mayan city until recently: "El Mirador." In its day, it was the rival of the famous city of Tikal and one of the most powerful Mayan-city states in the Yucatan. Dating back more than 2.500 years, it is also one of the oldest Mayan cities ever found. Now, scholars and archaeologists are just beginning the daunting process of exploring this massive city. Smithsonian Magazine ran an intriguing feature article on "El Mirador" last May and you click here to read it.
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