The story of the collapse of the Mayan Empire is dramatic and chilling. Stranger than fiction, it is a story of power, religion, climate change, war and murder that can now be told through new science, new technology, and for the first time – by the Mayans themselves.
Dr. Arthur Demarest is no stranger to hacking his way through the jungle. Arthur has been called “the real Indiana Jones” – he digs up ancient cities and opens tombs in the jungle, has dealt with snakes and even been shot at on his quest. Arthur is after a truth that has been lost for a millennium and might tell us something that can save us from our own catastrophe. His target: What ended the Mayan Empire?