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Doubts cast over whether teenager located lost Mayan city

Doubts cast over whether teenager located lost Mayan city The Internet is currently erupting with stories of William Gadoury, a 15-year old Canadian who may have located an ancient Mayan city by mapping Maya constellations against other, known Mayan cities.The initial story is that Gadoury managed to map 117 cities to major stars in 22 constellations.

Lidar used to map ancient Mayan superhighway system

Lidar used to map ancient Mayan superhighway system The newly mapped roads are connected to the ruins of El Mirador (sometimes called the Kan Kingdom) in northern Guatemala.Archaeologists believe El Mirador was founded around the 6th century BCE, and was at its most powerful around the early first century CE.