Experts Took Aerial Scans Of Tabasco, Mexico, And Found A Lost Maya Land Hiding In Plain Sight

Image: Takeshi Inomata

Laser pulses shower across the Tabasco landscape, and the archaeologists’ computer system times how long it takes the light to bounce and return to their aircraft. This information enables them to map the Mexican landscape below. And, as the picture becomes clearer, they realize something: there has been an ancient Maya structure standing here for thousands of years, of which we modern-day humans had hitherto been completely unaware.