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Mexican Rainforest Reveals Long-Hidden Maya City
2013-06-21 10:26:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of what could be a lost ancient Maya city in the rainforests of Mexico. The team said they discovered one of the largest sites registered in the Central Lowlands of this civilization sitting in the southeast of Campeche. They believe the city was the center of a vast region somewhere between 600 and 900 AD. Archaeologists had to drive down a 10-mile, four-wheel-drive-only road for two...

2013-06-14 23:03:12

Pay Dirt: Treasures of Chichen Itza was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch, that takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications and mobile services on the market.  Andrew Tropeano, host of AppWatch, shared with viewers how the app is a virtual tour and simulated archaeological dig of one of Mexico´s most famous ruins. (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 Pay Dirt: Treasures of Chichen Itza was featured on NewsWatch as part of its popular segment, AppWatch,...

2013-06-13 23:00:18

New book helps readers find answers to complicated question through uncomplicated ways. BETHANY, Conn. (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 Author Rich Okun has spent his life studying many different ancient spiritual belief systems. Each one has further motivated him with spirit to help more people and now to share, what he calls, “a very special being: Maya, his Shih Tzu puppy muse.” Okun´s new book, “The Sun, the Moon, the Stars and Maya: a collection of little sayings about...

2013-06-09 23:00:09

Author draws thematic lines from ancient world to today in ℠Maya in Motion´ MALMÖ, Sweden (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 In “Maya in Motion: Otherscent” (published by iUniverse), Fredrik Zander´s new book of poems, readers are given a lyrical, insightful look into various senses and meanings specific to ancient Maya. Zander describes “Maya in Motion” as “poetry with Maya in its various senses as its main theme.” He engages readers in the...

Construction Workers In Belize Destroy Ancient Mayan Pyramid For Road
2013-05-14 11:59:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Police in Belize are investigating a construction company that has essentially destroyed one of the region´s most important historical structures. A 2,300-year-old Mayan structure located at the Nohmul complex in northern Belize was one of the largest pyramids in the Caribbean nation before it was leveled by a company seeking out gravel to dump on village roads. Using backhoes and bulldozers, construction workers dug into the...

Digging Deep For Clues On The Origins Of The Maya Civilization
2013-04-26 05:57:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The origins of the Maya civilization remain something of a mystery to researchers, despite the fact it is well-known for elaborate temples, a sophisticated writing system, and mathematical and astronomical developments. A new study led by the University of Arizona (UA) suggests the origins of the civilization are more complex than previously thought, challenging the two prevailing theories. In the debate on the origins of the...

Maya Long Count, Modern European Calendars Synchronized With Wood
2013-04-12 18:20:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Throughout history, different civilizations have had their own calendars they´ve used to mark time, with some civilizations going through multiple calendars during the course of their history. According to a new report in the journal Scientific Reports, a team of international scientists have used several metrics to successfully synchronize the modern European calendar with the Long Count Calendar of the Ancient Maya....

Study Reveals Water Conservation Efforts Of Ancient Cultures
2013-04-10 10:45:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research at the ancient Maya site of Medicinal Trail in northwestern Belize led by Jeffrey Brewer, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati´s Department of Geography (ArtSci), has revealed how populations in more remote areas built reservoirs to conserve water and turned to nature to purify their water supply. Brewer will present his findings on the hydrology of these hinterland societies this week at the Association...

New Clues To The Mystery Behind The Maya Blue Formula
2013-04-02 12:34:38

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology [ Watch The Video Searching to Rediscover the Mysterious Maya Blue Formula ] The recipe and process for preparing Maya Blue, a highly-resistant pigment used for centuries in Mesoamerica, were lost. We know that the ingredients are a plant dye, indigo, and a type of clay known as palygorskite, but scientists do not know how they were 'cooked' and combined together. Now, a team of chemists from the University of Valencia and the...


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