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First Evidence For Pre-Columbian Sources Of Maya Blue
2012-04-03 04:07:30

Once again, science and anthropology have teamed up to solve questions concerning the fascinating, brilliantly hued pigment known as Maya Blue. Impervious to the effects of chemical or physical weathering, the pigment was applied to pottery, sculpture, and murals in Mesoamerica largely during the Classic and Postclassic periods (AD 250-1520), playing a central role in ancient Maya religious practice. This unusual blue paint was used to coat the victims of human sacrifice and the altars on...

Mild Drought Linked To Collapse Of Maya Civilization
2012-02-24 09:29:31

The Classic Maya Civilization, which flourished from 250 AD to around 950 AD, may have collapsed due to relatively modest reductions in precipitation, according to a new study by Mexican and British researchers. The study, led by Professors Martín Medina-Elizalde of the Yucatan Center for Scientific Research in Mexico and Eelco Rohling of the University of Southampton in the UK, said the relatively mild drought of the Classic Mayan period was much like the conditions that are...

Research Reveals Water Management And Climate Change In Ancient Maya City
2012-02-22 04:12:24

[ Watch the Video ] The findings inside a cave and a key cultural and religious center for the ancient Maya will be presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in New York. Meticulous mapping and excavations at an ancient cave in the Yucatan Peninsula are revealing the vitality of the site to the ancient Maya — for both religious ritual and human survival. The University of Cincinnati research will be a key topic of discussion on Feb. 24, at the...

2012-01-21 20:50:00

Over the years Chaa Creek has received numerous awards and accolades, and this new Trip Advisor recognition is particularly satisfying because it comes straight from international travellers themselves. (PRWEB) January 21, 2012 The Lodge at Chaa Creek´s inclusion in Trip Advisor´s recently released “Travellers Choice top 25 Hotels for 2012” for Central America is a very satisfying vote of confidence coming from travellers themselves, the Belizean eco resort´s...

2012-01-13 12:00:00

It´s a great experience to hear someone like Dr Van Stone give clear cut, rational presentations amidst the ancient pyramids in the Heartland of the Maya. Like many of us, he shows that you can be very passionate about the Maya and appreciate what an amazing, advanced civilisation it was while sticking to the facts. As we keep saying, the reality of the ancient Maya civilisation is far more incredible than even the most farfetched fiction. (PRWEB) January 13, 2012 The Lodge at Chaa...

2011-12-28 17:00:00

CNN´s recent acknowledgement of the “World of the Maya” as one of the top nine travel destinations for 2012 is one more indication that Belize´s year of the Maya 2012 celebrations are set to be a big hit with international visitors, Belize´s premier eco resort Chaa Creek reports. (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 CNN´s recent acknowledgment of the “World of the Maya” as one of the top nine travel destinations for 2012 is one more indication that...

Mexico Gears-Up to Celebrate Mayan Apocalypse In 2012
2011-12-21 13:25:48

Mexico´s tourism industry is seeking to capitalize on the rest of the world´s anachronistic interest in apocalyptic doomsday prophecies. According to the famous Mayan calendar, the world will come to end exactly one year from today, and Mexicans in the southeastern part of the country are a planning massive end-of-the-world festivities to entertain the influx of tourists they´re expecting. The year-long celebration will take place all across the regions of Chiapas,...

2011-12-15 16:10:00

TikTak Games today is pleased to announce Maya Collapse Match their quality game where the players must save the Mayan civilization from destruction. Player is an archaeologist that needs to connect the colorful glyphs in groups of 3 or more to generate connections to destroy the whole level. The Iphone game has 10 lives to meet the challenge of overcoming the collapse of Mayan civilization. Barcelona,Spain (PRWEB) December 15, 2011 Play Now Free App : Maya Collapse Match Lite Play Now Full...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.