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University of Colorado Boulder Team Discovers Ancient Road at Maya Village Buried by Volcanic Ash 1,400 Years Ago
October 5, 2011
A University of Colorado Boulder-led team excavating a Maya village in El Salvador that was buried by a volcanic eruption 1,400 years ago has unexpectedly hit an ancient white road that appears to lead to and from the town. the road was frozen in time by a blanket of ash.
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