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Ancient Civilisations, History, Ruins, Science, Study -

It's 650 years older than Machu Picchu. Photo: The panorama of the Lost City. The round clearings, where houses once sat, extend down the sides of the mountains. Many believe that only a small portion of the Lost City has been excavated at this point. In the early 1970s, a group of looters searching for Pre-Columbian artifacts in the jungles of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta stumbled upon a set of worn stone steps leading up a ridge from the shore of the Buritaca river. At the end of more than 1,200 stairs, they found the ruins of an...

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Experts say temple is built like 'Russia nesting doll' and reveals secrets about Mayan life. El Castillo is one of Mexico's most famous Mayan temples and attracts 1.4 million visitors a year. Archaeological experts have unearthed a secret third structure within the most famous Mayan pyramid temple in Mexico, almost a century after the rest of the temple was first explored. The El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza, also known as the Temple of Kukulcan, is believed to have been constructed in three stages, with each of its three structures having been built centuries apart. Researchers say the recently discovered...

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