The jungle is the heart of Guatemala

The new four-part series "Lost Treasures of the Maya" was previewed at the event. The series digs further into"Last years massive finds" as Archaeologists explore through Pacunam LiDAR technology the lost ruins that were found. The lost ruines rewrite the history of one of the most mysterious ancient civilizations: The Maya. These ruins confirmed that Maya Civilization was much larger than previously thought and completely re-wrote long-held beliefs about the civilization.

The new series returns to the jungle where 60,000 new Maya structures were discovered last year through the use of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging). The LiDAR allows archeologists to see through the dense trees of the Guatemalan jungle like an X-Ray to create a new high-tech map.

Guatemala’s Pacunam LiDAR Initiative was joined in the jungle by National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin and a team of Guatemalan, American and international archaeologists with the new hi-tech map in hand to enter barely charted jungle and explore through this new technology the discovered sites.