'Deep within Guatemala's rainforest sits one of the most famous remnants
of the Maya civilization: a roughly 2,000-year-old citadel turned to
ruins called Tikal. When Alan Weisman hiked through the surrounding
region, he discovered something fascinating along the way: "You're
walking through this really dense rainforest, and you're walking over
hills," said Weisman, author and journalist. "And the archaeologists are
explaining to you that what you're really walking over are pyramids and
cities that haven't been excavated."
In other words, we know about sites like Tikal because humans have gone
to great efforts to dig up and restore their remains. Meanwhile,
countless other ruins remain hidden, sealed beneath forest and earth.
"It's just amazingly thrilling how fast nature can bury us," Weisman
told Live Science.'
Via Muse, who wrote "Sobering topic, but quite an uplifting take away!"
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