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Lost King of Maya (#2804)

For over 20 years, a team led by archeaolgoist Bill Fash has been at the forefront of research into the ancient Maya kings of Central America. In 1999, NOVA's cameras were there to capture Fash's excavation of the burial site of the legendary ancestral king and original founder of Copan's dynasty. It was a stunning find, deep in a crypt beneath a pyramid. The royal burial also provided evidence of the historical reality behind the Maya's recently deciphered inscriptions, demonstrating that the Maya's rule was militaristic and war-like. NOVA's exploration of the turbulent Maya world presents the latest findings in one of archaeology's fastest moving, most provocative fields. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Science & Technology
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414 episodes
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