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Is this the site of a rare Maya burial site for royalty

Maya royal burial sites are extremely rare but watch as archaeologists painstakingly work this promising site to find clues as to whether this could be a royal tomb.
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Reveals how LiDAR brings a hidden Maya site to life and discovers a new major discovery

Laser technology known as LiDAR digitally removes the forest canopy to reveal ancient ruins below, showing that Maya cities such as Tikal were much larger than ground-based research had suggested. It has meant that researchers have identified the ruins of more than 60,000 houses, palaces, elevated highways, and other human-made features that have been hidden for centuries under the jungles of northern Guatemala. 

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