Searching for adventure in the lost kingdoms of the Maya; Cody Punter; Toronto Star

Honduras – Maya Site of Copan

Ancient civilizations comes to life in action-packed expedition of archeological sites in Guatemala and Honduras.

GUATEMALA & HONDURAS—A stone peak pierced through the canopy of tropical rainforest as our helicopter made for the Mexican border. For decades the Guatemalan army used El Mirador as a landmark to identify the northern limits of the country’s airspace, believing it was a small mountain adorning an otherwise featureless landscape.

Little did they know the summit was actually the crown jewel of an ancient Mayan city. Rising up from the jungle floor, El Mirador’s La Danta pyramid is one of the largest man-made structures in the ancient world, rivalling even the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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