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Quest For The Lost Maya

"Quest For The Lost Maya" explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatán Peninsula of southern Mexico. The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the “pre-classic era” (800-700 BC) of the Maya, as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s AD.

Kiuic ruins.

Kiuic ruins.

Credit: Courtesy of National Geographic Television

Film crew at Uxmal.

Film crew at Uxmal.

Credit: Courtesy of National Geographic Television

George Bey, professor of Anthropology at Millsaps College, conducts research at Kiuic.

George Bey, professor of Anthropology at Millsaps College, conducts research at Kiuic.

Credit: Courtesy of National Geographic Television

Archaeologists at the Stairway to Heaven.

Archaeologists at the Stairway to Heaven.

Credit: Courtesy of National Geographic Television

Cave drawing of a jaguar.

Cave drawing of a jaguar.

Credit: Courtesy of National Geographic Television

A stone head with drawing.

A stone head with drawing.

Credit: Courtesy of National Geographic Television