Archaeologists have unearthed important remains of around 1000 ancient Maya civilization settlements. The remains of these settlements were hidden under the rainforest. Researchers have found 964 archaeological sites in an area of 650 square miles. These settlements have been found in the Mirador-Calacmul crest river valley area. This whole area is adjacent to Mexico. At least 417 of these sites are 2000 years old when the Maya civilization was at its peak. In this, cities, villages and towns have been identified.
Pyramids, canals and playgrounds were also found
Scientists used a special technique LiDAR to discover these antiquities. In this, measurement is done with the help of laser rays. The survey also discovered a number of unusual routes that were spread over 100 miles and connected different settlements. Monuments, water storage facilities, buildings for celebrations, pyramids, structures for living, canals etc. have all been found in these settlements. Not only this, researchers have also found at least 30 sports grounds.
This shows that the people of Maya civilization also played some kind of game. Earlier research had revealed that the people of Maya civilization lived far and wide, but this latest revelation has changed the old beliefs about Maya civilization. This research has been done by archaeologists led by archaeologist Richard D. Hansen of Idaho State University, which has been published in the journal Ancient Mesoamerica. The research team said they found evidence of extraordinary economic, political and social power. Thousands of laborers and specialists were used to establish these settlements, which suggests that there was a political force to control them.