Origins: From Jungle to Lab.  The Story of Life's Complexity
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Mayan Road

This isn’t just a pile of rocks. It’s the remains of an ancient Mayan highway. Mayan civilization rose in this area in about A.D. 250, reaching a population of about 2 million before its unexplained decline in roughly A.D. 900.

The Las Cuevas area is rich with Mayan relics, including what’s left of this ancient stone temple in nearby Caracol.

image: Mayan temple

image: Mayan road

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