Droughts meant the end for the Maya
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Droughts meant the end for the Maya

Mexico’s great pre-Columbian civilisation was doomed by lack of rain. Richard A Lovett reports.

The Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen-Itza in Yucatan is the epitome of Mayan majesty, built before successive droughts destroyed the civilisation. Credit: Luis Castaneda Inc. / Getty Images
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