Here's an update on some of the new discoveries in recent years in the Mesoamerican region.
Tonina - Considered the new tallest structure in Mesoamerica.
It's debatable since El Mirador is actually 172 meters tall.
The largest structure is still Cholula.
There are still several areas in the El Mirador Basin that needs to be excavated and measured. There are 61,000 plus sites that were scanned a few years ago and that was only a mere portion of the El Mirador Basin.
15 facts about the Maya Civilization
1. THEIR PYRAMIDS AND CITIES ARE STILL BEING DISCOVERED.
It’s amazing to think that something as large as a pyramid could elude archaeologists today. But it was only a few years ago that a Maya pyramid more than 1000 years old was discovered at Toniná in the Mexican state of Chiapas. It had been hidden under what was believed to be a natural hill. In 2015, researchers said this newfound monument was actually Mexico’s tallest pyramid at 246 feet (75 meters) in height, surpassing the 213-foot Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan. The ruins of two Maya cities concealed by thick vegetation were also recently discovered in Mexico’s state of Campeche.
They also found El Palmar and Angamuco a few years ago also.
El Palmar - El Palmar is 40 to 70 times larger than previously acknowledged.
It’s 40 times larger than we thought it was,” Garrison says. “This is now this huge city that would have been a rival to Tikal
An early city called El Palmar seemed now to be 70 times larger than we had suspected, with raised fields for agriculture. An “isolated” royal palace had an extensive swath of settlement extending a kilometer or more.
Angamuco - Angamuco had as many buildings as Manhattan city.
A new laser-mapping technology, called lidar, has been used to confirm a truly mind-blowing ancient city buried in western Mexico. Called Angamuco, researchers say that it has about 40,000 buildings. This is around the same amount of building foundations as there are in Manhattan, New York. Whoa!
El Mirador -