Latest Mayan languages Stories
By Mica Rosenberg SIPACAPA, Guatemala (Reuters) - A Mayan protester lost his life trying to stop Guatemala's first 21st century gold mine from opening last year, and resistance may yet upset miners' dreams of a new gold belt in the troubled nation.
By Mica Rosenberg RABINAL, Guatemala (Reuters) - It outlived the Spanish conquest and a crushing civil war and it survived decades of repression by the Guatemala government of the Maya heartland. Now the oldest drama in the Americas has been declared a global masterpiece.
Archeologists excavating a pyramid complex in the Guatemalan jungle have uncovered the earliest example of Mayan writing ever found, 10 bold hieroglyphs painted on plaster and stone.
Buried in a tunnel deep in Guatemala's northern jungle, archeologists have uncovered the final and most elaborate wall of a 2,000-year-old Mayan mural, likened to the Vatican's Sistine Chapel by its finder.
(Corrects fifth paragraph to read: Gibson achieved fame with lucrative movies like the epic "The Patriot") A corrected repetition follows: By Tim Gaynor VERACRUZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Actor Mel Gibson, who turned a Latin script on the crucifixion of Christ into box office gold last year, is in Mexico to shoot his latest film: an action movie shot entirely in an ancient Mayan tongue.
By Tim Gaynor VERACRUZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Actor Mel Gibson, who turned a Latin script on the crucifixion of Christ into box office gold last year, is in Mexico to shoot his latest film: an action movie shot entirely in an ancient Mayan tongue.
By Catherine Bremer TACANA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Villagers mourned their dead on Tuesday and sprinkled lime over the mass graves of hundreds buried in huge mudslides, putting a seal on the latest tragedy to hit Guatemala's Maya Indians.
By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - A Guatemalan village buried under tons of dirt and debris may be declared a Mayan mass grave as rescuers give up digging for the remains of up to 1,400 people killed in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Stan.
Central America, that narrow land bridge between North and South America, represents less than 0.5 percent of Earth's land mass. But it is home to 7 or 8 percent of the world's species of plants and animals. That rain forest home, however, is assaulted by both nature and man. Now, NASA scientists are helping Central America keep watch on its biological treasures and stop environmental depredations.
By Eduardo Garcia GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A Mayan city whose fabulous art has beguiled collectors for decades but whose true location was until now a mystery has been pinpointed in the jungles of northern Guatemala, scientists said on Tuesday.
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