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Archaeologists Unearth Stone Monument Detailing 'Dark Period' In Maya History
2013-07-18 09:21:44

Archaeologists have uncovered a "dark period" in Maya history while tunneling beneath the main temple of El Peru-Waka', an ancient Maya city in northern Guatemala, according to cultural officials in that country.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.