Long-hidden ancient pyramids and settlements discovered in remote Amazon region

Vast settlements dating back to the Middle Ages and including earthen buildings and pyramids as high as eight-story buildings have been discovered hidden in the Bolivian Amazon, scientists said in an article published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

The historic discoveries, made possible by advanced laser mapping technology capable of penetrating the dense vegetation that has long hampered research efforts in the area, upend many experts’ long-held beliefs that the region lacked sophisticated societies until ‘on the arrival of European colonizers. the 16th century.


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