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Ivan Koribanič
May 2, 2022, 12:00pm
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Mayans Had Their Own Atlantis. A City In Guatemala Covered By Water

The city was active between 400 and 250 BC. It was located in the middle of the volcanic lake Atitlán and consisted of temples, houses and squares.

Ivan Koribanič
May 2, 2022, 12:00pm
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The lost Mayan city, which disappeared into a volcanic crater, was examined by a team of archaeologists, writes Americanpost. The city was active between 400 and 250 BC. It was located in the middle of the volcanic lake Atitlán and consisted of temples, houses and squares.

 

Atitlán is located in the Guatemalan highlands in the middle of the Carter volcano with an altitude of more than 1,500 meters above sea level.

 

 

Experts believe that the catastrophe that affected the city is directly related to volcanic activity. As a result, the city collapsed and forced the Mayans to leave their homes permanently.

 

 

The sunken city of Lake Atitlán is about 20 meters under water. A team of archaeologists examined the lost settlements. Its aim was to raise awareness of the importance of the city for the region's indigenous cultures and thus support its protection.

The Mayan civilization was an indigenous society. It spread over the territory of today's Mexico and Central America. The first settlements of the Mayan civilization were established in the pre-classical period. Civilisation prospered for 3,000 years until it mysteriously disappeared.

 

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