It’s Friday, kids, all of the news can’t be political.
An entire Maya city full of pyramids and palatial complexes has been discovered in a remote jungle in southeastern Mexico, archaeologists report.
Covered in thick vegetation, the ruins were found in Campeche, a province in the western Yucatán peninsula that’s littered with Maya complexes and artifacts. The newfound site is dubbed Chactún, and it stretches over roughly 54 acres (22 hectares). Researchers think the city was occupied during the Late Classic Maya period, from roughly A.D. 600 until A.D. 900, when the civilization mysteriously collapsed.
Fingers crossed that we’re not the next civilization to “mysteriously” collapse.