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Archeologists have found a second pyramid hidden inside the pyramid of kukulkan in Chichen Itza

A second pyramid has been discovered deep within the pyramid of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza.

A second pyramid has been discovered deep within the pyramid of Kukulkan in Chichen Itza.

Scientists have found a second pyramid hidden deep within the Kukulkan pyramid at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Mexico. Researchers announced the discovery Wednesday of a pyramid 10 meters tall (33 feet) inside two other structures that make up the pyramid also known as El Castillo, or the Castle. Read more

Archeologist have uncovered new Maya Tomb with a Body, Treasure and Tales of a “Snake Dynasty”

Xunantunich, where archaeologists found a tomb and hieroglyphic panels depicting the history of the ‘snake dynasty’. Photograph: Jaime Awe

Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest royal tomb found in more than a century of work on Maya ruins in Belize, along with a puzzling set of hieroglyphic panels that provide clues to a “snake dynasty” that conquered many of its neighbors some 1,300 years ago. The tomb was unearthed at the ruins of Xunantunich, a city on the Mopan river in western Belize that served as a ceremonial center in the final centuries of Maya dominance around 600 to 800AD. Archaeologists found the chamber 16ft to 26ft below ground, where it had been hidden under more than a millennium of dirt and debris. Read more  

Forgotten Mayan city ‘discovered’ in Central America by 15-year-old

A 15-year-old boy believes he has discovered a forgotten Mayan city using satellite photos and Mayan astronomy. William Gadoury, from Quebec, came up with the theory that the Maya civilization chose the location of its towns and cities according to its star constellations. Read more Here RamaR also found the direct link to the location on google maps, from a comment posted on independent.co.uk.