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A street food vendor's tip led archaeologists to find an ancient Maya capital in a cattle rancher's yard

Mar 23, 2020 - CNN

(CNN) -- Archaeologists say they've found the long-lost capital of an ancient Maya kingdom near the border between Mexico and Guatemala.

The Sak Tz'i' kingdom was home to between 5,000 and 10,000 people in what is now Chiapas, Mexico, from about 750 BCE to 900 AD, Brandeis University associate professor of anthropology Charles Golden told CNN.

The kingdom wasn't particularly powerful and was surrounded by some of the superpowers of the day, Golden said. He said the Sak Tz'i' kingdom...