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2010-04-27 06:03:00

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Once a sleepy fishing village, the Riviera Maya, celebrating its eighth annual Jazz Festival, is quickly becoming what Conde Nast deemed "Mexico's most fashionable getaway." Nestled between the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and emerald jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya is proud to announce an acclaimed line-up of internationally-renowned jazz musicians at the highly-anticipated 2010 Jazz Festival to be held November 25-28.

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2010-04-14 13:10:22

They were illiterate farmers, builders and servants, but Maya commoners found a way to record their own history – by burying it within their homes.

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2010-01-28 12:22:42

An 1,100 year old Mayan tomb, discovered by Mexican archaeologists during maintenance work last December, may shed light on what happened to the Mayan civilization.

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2010-01-26 13:12:58

In Guatemala, archeologists have discovered a Mayan sculpture head that could prove that the little-known site in the Peten region may have once been a city.

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2009-12-29 13:10:00

The first Mayan hieroglyphic script dealing with the life of a high priest is now being studied by experts.

2009-11-18 04:00:00

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office announced today the launch of a new website and social media platform, Hola Riviera Maya.

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2009-10-31 11:40:00

Scuba divers are investigating the bottom of a volcanic lake in Guatemala to search for clues about a prehistoric island where Mayan pilgrims traveled to revere their gods before it was submerged by water.

2009-10-20 15:07:00

Examine Evidence of the Catastrophic Prophecies and Current Theories That Suggest an Imminent Doomsday Is Not Impossible Timed With Major Hollywood Release of "2012," 2012: Countdown to Armageddon Premieres Sunday, November 8, 2009, at 8 PM ET/PT WASHINGTON, Oct.

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2009-10-07 07:59:30

For 1200 years, the Maya dominated Central America - At their peak around 900 AD, Maya cities teemed with more than 2,000 people per square mile -- comparable to modern Los Angeles County.

2009-09-09 12:24:38

A University of Illinois archaeologist says she will lead a team that will be the first to explore the sacred pools of the southern Mayan lowlands in Belize. Professor Lisa Lucero said she will lead a team of expert divers, a geochemist and an archaeologist in the expedition, funded by the National Geographic Society, to investigate the cultural significance and environmental history and condition of three of the 23 pools of Cara Blanca, in central Belize. The groundwater-filled sinkholes in...


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