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Revealed: massive Maya structures built by vast labour forces

Ground-level view of a ruined stepped pyramid with trees growing out of it.

Construction of the Danta pyramid, which stood in the Maya city of El Mirador in what is now Guatemala, demanded as many as ten million person-days of labour. Credit: agefotostock/Alamy

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Nature 612, 593 (2022)



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