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Ancient Maya capital housed a copy of a rival city’s pyramid

A lidar image highlighting artificial structures and quarry sites in the Maya ruins at Tikal

A mound (centre) in the ancient Maya city Tikal marks a replica of a complex in a rival city. Credit: T. Garrison/PACUNAM

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Nature 598, 10 (2021)



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