A team of archaeologists from theNational Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have finally confirmed that the forest of Quintana Roo does in fact hide an ancient Maya urban center. The area, which locals call “Noh Kah,” or “Big City,” covers more than 34 hectares and contains no less than six architectural groups. Archeaologists were first made aware of the historic site by “El Paredón” – a wall overgrown with creepers and roots. The scientists saw this as a clear sign that there was an ancient city that had been overgrown by the jungle. After examining the area with aerial photography and mapping out the possible sites on the ground, the team was able to pinpoint the site’s location.
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