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Was royal infighting behind Maya city's fall?

Was royal infighting behind Maya city's fall?
trefwoorden: Maya - neergang - 4e eeuw BCE - 10e eeuw - koning
An extensive archaeological excavation has unearthed a lost city that is believed to be one of the crowning jewels in the ancient civilization of the Maya.
For six years, researchers have deciphered hieroglyphics and scrutinized palaces in Guatemala's remote Piedras Negras, near the Mexican border. The study shows a city that began as an agricultural center as early as 400 B.C. and disintegrated under royal power struggles around 1,400 years later, around the same time the entire Mayan civilization began to collapse.

Lees verder bij: National Geographic (6 oktober 2003)