Photo by Andreas Beger.
Deep in the Guatemalan jungle, a lost city’s discovery may rewrite Mayan history. El Mirador is often referred to as the cradle of Mayan civilization according to archaeologists.
The city is the size of a modern metropolis and is larger than all of downtown Los Angeles. It contains what may be the biggest pyramid by volume in the world La Danta.
The archaeologists on the Mirador Basin Project dig are saying there are thousands of pyramids in that single ancient city yet to be uncovered.
One of two newly discovered Mayan panels is seen in the northern Guatemalan Peten jungle in this handout taken March 7, 2009. REUTERS/Eduardo González-SCSPR/Handout.
They also discovered an unknown original creation story of the Mayans carved into stone at the pyramid that will re-write their ancient history. It is being dated at at least 300 to 200 B.C. and predates the Spanish conquistador arrival, which is significant because their conquest is thought to have tainted all written history of the Mayans until this discovery. -- People Magazine Daily