Scientists have found a new mysterious Mayan city
Up to 40,000 people lived in the ancient metropolis
Vladivostok. June 21. VOSTOK-MEDIA - archaeologists have found the ruins of the ancient city of the Maya civilization, hidden in the jungles of Mexico in the east, according to Reuters. A team of scientists led by Ivan Shpraytsem of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts has found 15 pyramids, one of which is 23 meters high, as well as the site for the ritual ball game, town squares and high stone stele. The city was names Chaktun, which means "red rock" or "big rock." Shprayts said the newly discovered population of the city numbered, according to preliminary estimates, 30-40 thousand people and that its heyday was the end of the classic period of the Mayan civilization - between 600 and 900 .