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You have to hand it to the Mayans, they sure know how to keep a secret.

Two cities that once belonged to the ancient civilization were found tucked away deep in the jungles of the Mexican state of Campeche. A team led by Ivan Šprajc, of the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, made the discovery with the aid of aerial photographs.

The cities, now known as Lagunita and Tamchen, were hidden behind thick vegetation in a relatively inaccessible area. But once unearthed, Šprajc and his team found the ruins of a pyramid that once stood 65 ft. high, three altars, a ball court and well-preserved hieroglyphic inscriptions. They believe the cities both cleared out around 1,000 A.D. Check them out for yourself in the slideshow below: