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Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 6th, 2018, 10:10 am
by oneh2obabe
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Maya structures are scattered across the jungle in this LiDAR image taken over northern Guatemala. Picture: National Geographic.

IT’s been there some 1200 years. But it’s been hidden from sight by the dense green foliage of Guatemala’s tropical rainforests.
It’s an ancient Mayan civilisation capable of having housed more than 100,000 people.

But it took modern laser technology (known as LiDAR — Light Detection and Ranging) and a survey of more than 2100 square kilometres of northern Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve to expose its existence.

The lasers can peer through the overhanging foliage, sensing what lies beneath.

Complete article
http://www.news.com.au/technology/scien ... 58f47eb6b8

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 6th, 2018, 6:53 pm
by Catsumi
Douglas Preston wrote Lost City of the Monkey God, published in 2017 concerning discovery of a lost city using LIDAR technology. He accompanied the archaeologists into the jungle forests describing what it was like "to be there"

I promise you that you will not sleep easily for a night or two after reading his accounting of doing a dance with a 20 foot long fer de lance, in complete darkness. Totally blood curdling.

I still shudder.

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 6th, 2018, 11:09 pm
by Old Techie
Catsumi wrote:Douglas Preston wrote Lost City of the Monkey God, published in 2017 concerning discovery of a lost city using LIDAR technology. He accompanied the archaeologists into the jungle forests describing what it was like "to be there"

I promise you that you will not sleep easily for a night or two after reading his accounting of doing a dance with a 20 foot long fer de lance, in complete darkness. Totally blood curdling.

I still shudder.


I'd shudder too.

All these people trying to figure out what happened to the Mayan civilization, I have to wonder if they ever considered that the snakes ate them all?

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 6th, 2018, 11:12 pm
by Catsumi
There is something to be said for living in a cold climate.

:biggrin:

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 6th, 2018, 11:15 pm
by Queen K
But with Global warming, we could have lots of new species up here. Jus' sayin'

If I were to believe in previous lives, I'd say I was a Mayan. :up:

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 6th, 2018, 11:18 pm
by Old Techie
Queen K wrote:But with Global warming, we could have lots of new species up here. Jus' sayin'

If I were to believe in previous lives, I'd say I was a Mayan. :up:


AKA snake lunch. :biggrin:

If global warming gets that bad, I'm moving to Hawaii where they don't allow snakes.

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 7th, 2018, 8:15 am
by Catsumi
Isn't Ireland also snake free?

Some saintly Saint held a slitherly snake-toss service on a sunny Sunday in September, sixth century.


Sssssssssss Sssssssssssss Sssssssssssssssss

If I remember aright.
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Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 7th, 2018, 8:38 am
by Bsuds
Old Techie wrote:
If global warming gets that bad, I'm moving to Hawaii where they don't allow snakes.


There are some there.

http://animals.mom.me/snakes-spiders-in ... -6302.html

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 8th, 2018, 6:59 pm
by Catsumi
Catsumi wrote:Isn't Ireland also snake free?

Some saintly Saint held a slitherly snake-toss service on a sunny Sunday in September, sixth century.


Sssssssssss Sssssssssssss Sssssssssssssssss

If I remember aright.
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Bsuds, I am as low as a snake's belly. Left the above msg for YOU to admire ( or detest), but nada. Not a twang or twitch out of you!

I am dismal.

:200:

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 8th, 2018, 7:13 pm
by Bsuds
Catsumi wrote:I am dismal.


Can't argue with that. :D

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 8th, 2018, 8:46 pm
by Old Techie
Bsuds wrote:
Old Techie wrote:
If global warming gets that bad, I'm moving to Hawaii where they don't allow snakes.


There are some there.

http://animals.mom.me/snakes-spiders-in ... -6302.html


:200: :200: :200:
Just had to go and ruin it didn't you?

Okay Mars it is then!

Re: Lost Mayan City Discovered Under Guatemala Jungle

PostPosted: Feb 8th, 2018, 9:54 pm
by Catsumi
Wasted pearls !



:biggrin: