grid-layout-maya1-e1430505237254Researchers have across an incredible finding in the ancient maya city of Nixtun-Ch’ich’ located in Peten, Guatemala. This walled, 2600 year old Mayan city suggests that the ruler that reigned over the city was someone particularly powerful, with an advanced knowledge in city planning.Thanks to new technology, archaeologists have mapped the ancient city discovering its grid-shaped arrangement. Nixtun-Ch’ich ‘has truncated pyramids and other monumental structures, oriented in the east-west axis with a deviation of only 3 percent. Most importunely, it is the only Mayan city whose urban design is based on a grid. Read Article