Lost Treasure Tombs of the Ancient Maya follows archaeologists as they search for clues to how the Maya lived and what happened to them. With exclusive access we follow a team using muon imaging – a revolutionary technique harnessing particles from space – to scan for a royal tomb inside a 1200-year-old temple. Another team digs into a lakebed to search for clues to why the Maya abandoned their magnificent cities. This episode investigates grim evidence of human sacrifice at Copán in Honduras. Next, experts brave an erupting volcano in Guatemala to search for clues explaining why the Maya abandoned their cities, and the imagine team reveal the results of their pioneering scanning attempt. Will they find a lost royal tomb? Using stunning CGI and unique access to excavations across three countries, Lost Tombs of the Ancient Maya is an extraordinary opportunity to make real breakthroughs in our understanding of what happened to this fascinating civilisation.
Lost Treasure Tombs of the Ancient Maya – Sunday 8pm on Channel 4