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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2016: From Lost Cities to Ancient Tombs, Shrines, Maps and Unknown Species

This year has provided an array of exciting, and sometimes puzzling, discoveries for archaeologists and ancient history enthusiasts. Looking back to our most ancient ancestors, a few of the fascinating finds highlighted the fact that Denisovans and Neanderthals were more sophisticated than previously believed, and showed us that the early human family tree is still missing some branches.

Dresden Codex

The Dresden, Madrid, and Paris codices, are Mayan Codex’ which named after the city where they were ultimately rediscovered. The fourth is the Grolier Codex, located at the Grolier Club in Ne…

Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche

UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Lost Cities of America – Reflecting Zenith of Ancient Civilizations

Ciudad Perdida, Colombia Picture courtesy – paradiseintheworld.com Picture courtesy – paradiseintheworld.com Picture courtesy – paradiseintheworld.com Picture courtesy – sie…

Ancient Maya developed super highways network more than 1,000 years ago

Roads of more than 240 kilometers long designed, traced and built by the ancient Maya have been discovered in Guatemala, near the border with Mexico. El Mirador is a late Maya preclassic city, loca…

El Tucan de Costa Maya

Chacchoben, The Place of the Red Corn is only fifty minutes drive from Puerto Costa Maya which is located in the town of Mahahual, here is common to see several species of reptiles and snakes, spider monkeys and even jaguars, as well as a great variety of birds. Small groups and personal service.

10 Incredible Photos of Caracol Maya Ruins in San Ignacio Belize

For those who do not know, Caracol is the largest Maya City in Belize and remains one of the top attractions in western Belize.

Cobá Ruins - Tulum

History and photos of Coba: Mayan ruins, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Nohoch Mul Group, Conjunto Pinturas, Coba Pyramid.

Lost Cities of America – Reflecting Zenith of Ancient Civilizations

Ciudad Perdida, Colombia Picture courtesy – paradiseintheworld.com Picture courtesy – paradiseintheworld.com Picture courtesy – paradiseintheworld.com Picture courtesy – sie…

El Mirador, the Lost City of the Maya

Now overgrown by jungle, the ancient site was once the thriving capital of the Maya civilization

El Mirador, the Lost City of the Maya

Introducing El Mirador El Mirador is truly the lost Mayan city, a huge site (some say the largest Mayan city in existance) in the jungle of northern Guatemala. It is in the Mirador Basin, a vast area of virgin rain forest which also contains dozens of Mayan ruins including several large cities, the largest of which