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Stunning Wall Structure Unearthed In Maya City Of Holmul
2013-08-08 09:56:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists on Wednesday reported the discovery of an enormous structure unearthed in Guatemala beneath an ancient Maya pyramid. The stucco wall structure, called a frieze, is nearly 30 feet long and more than 6 feet tall and depicts human figures in a mythological setting, suggesting they may be sacred, idolized rulers. The frieze was discovered in July in the buried foundations of the Maya pyramid in the ancient...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists have uncovered a "dark period" in Mayan 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. The discovery, an elaborately carved monument with hieroglyphic text, details the exploits of a little-known sixth-century princess whose descendants prevailed during a long-lived, often bloody struggle between two...

Tomb Of Mayan Queen Discovered In Guatemala
2012-10-04 08:29:24

[ Watch the Video: Tomb of Maya queen K'abel Found in Guatemala ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists, including scientists from the Washington University in St. Louis and the College of Wooster, has discovered the tomb of Mayan queen Lady K'abel, a seventh-century Holy Snake Lord considered one of the greatest queens of the Classic Maya civilization. During excavations of the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka´ in...

2012-07-31 12:31:13

Cup provided key clue Archaeologists from the Department of Anthropology of the Americas at the University of Bonn have been excavating for the past four years together with the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History in the Maya city of Uxul in Campeche, Mexico. The aim of the excavation project under the direction of Prof. Dr. Nikolai Grube and Dr. Kai Delvendahl is to investigate the process of centralization and collapse of hegemonic state structures in the Maya Lowlands...

2006-05-04 00:50:00

By Mica Rosenberg EL PERU WAKA, Guatemala -- Archeologists outsmarted tomb raiders to unearth a major Maya Indian royal burial site in the Guatemalan jungle, discovering jade jewelry and a jaguar pelt from more than 1,500 years ago. The tomb, found by archeologist Hector Escobedo last week, contains a king of the El Peru Waka city, now in ruins and covered in thick rainforest teeming with spider monkeys. He may have been the dynastic founder of the city, on major Mayan trade routes that could...

2006-05-03 17:45:00

By Mica Rosenberg EL PERU WAKA, Guatemala -- Archeologists outsmarted tomb raiders to unearth a major Maya Indian royal burial site in the Guatemalan jungle, discovering jade jewelry and a jaguar pelt from more than 1,500 years ago. The tomb, found by archeologist Hector Escobedo last week, contains a king of the El Peru Waka city, now in ruins and covered in thick rainforest teeming with spider monkeys. He may have been the dynastic founder of the city, on major Mayan trade routes that could...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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