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2010-05-28 10:00:00

An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents.

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2010-05-18 11:07:09

On Monday, archaeologists in southern Mexico announced they have found a 2,700-year-old tomb of a dignitary inside a pyramid that may be the oldest type of burial documented in Mesoamerica.

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2010-05-11 12:15:45

Laser beams penetrating thick canopy detect thousands of new structures, show Maya adept at 'building green'.

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2010-05-04 14:38:57

A water feature found in the Maya city of Palenque, Mexico, is the earliest known example of engineered water pressure in the new world, according to a collaboration between two Penn State researchers, an archaeologist and a hydrologist.

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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alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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