Ask Mr. Donn
The Maya Empire
How do archaeologists find ruins of the Maya cities hidden in the jungle?
Scientists suspect the ruins of many Maya cities have not yet been discovered. They cannot look for these ruins by air, because the dense jungle hides everything. Archaeologists have to enter the jungle on foot. There are unfriendly natives, poisonous snakes, quicksand pits, all kinds of nasty things. Yet, some archaeologists are so curious about the mysterious Maya that they are willing to brave the dangers of the Central American rain forest. Maya Ruins