According to a new report that archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown Mayan city concealed in the forests of southern Mexico.
Nearly 1,000 years ago, the Instituto Nacional de Antropologa e Historia (INAH) discovered an ancient city believed to have been an important regional center.
Researchers uncovered the city within the Balamku ecological reserve on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula after using LiDAR technology to survey a previously unexplored stretch of jungle.
Large pyramid-like structures, three plazas with imposing buildings, stone columns, and other buildings arranged in nearly concentric circles characterize the city that researchers have christened Ocomtn.
According to the publication, INAH researchers believe the city flourished between 250 and 1000 A.D. based on materials extracted from the ruins.