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Was Royal Infighting Behind Maya City's Fall?


  • Aug 23 2010 11:12 PM

    John Garrett


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In this National Geographic News article, read about the discovery in Guatemala of a lost city believed to be one of the crowning jewels in the ancient civilization of the Maya. A six-year study of clues in hieroglyphics and palaces suggest the 1,400-year-old city disintegrated not from drought, as some experts believe, but from royal power struggles. Links to related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

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