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While excavating the Maya village of Ceren, researchers have discovered a unique road, which was likely how the villagers managed to flee the billowing…Read More »









plume of volcanic ash from the Loma Caldera volcano as it rolled through the town some 1,400 years ago. Shown here, the sacbe, or "white way," — a paved road built by the Maya usually to connect temples, plazes and groups of structures within ceremonial centers or cities — shown here with a drainage canal on the left and several corn plants preserved by ash on the right in the Maya village. [Read full story]   Less «
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