Latest Mesoamerican languages Stories

2013-12-19 23:20:10

Votes from public will determine grand-prize winner. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 Dig-It! Games, an independent developer of educational interactive games founded by a former archaeologist and middle school teacher, today announced the finalists of the Mayan Mysteries Character Drawing Contest. The three finalists, selected by a judging panel of artists and designers who created Mayan Mysteries, represent the best original characters with the most thoughtful reasons to join the...

2012-12-22 05:00:36

Daily Fiber Films, comedy filmmakers partnered with the Fullscreen Network on YouTube, pokes fun at the Doomsday, apocalyptic prediction that the world will end on December 21, 2012. The video, "Ask A Mayan", stars stage and screen actors Raymond McAnally and Jojo Gonzalez. The video is directed by award winning filmmaker Mark Nickelsburg. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 Daily Fiber, known for making high quality HD comedy shorts for it's YouTube channel, launched a two and a half...

End Of The World In 2012? Not So Fast Say Mayan Experts
2011-12-02 09:35:28

According to popular theory, and at least one Hollywood movie, the world will be coming to a messy end next December. However before you rack up credit card charges or tell your in-laws what you really think of them in preparation for this event, you might want to heed the latest advice of Mayan experts who want to dispel any belief that a world apocalypse is expected soon. According to the Mayan calendar, December 12, 2012 marks the end of a 5,126 year old cycle which allegedly brings the...

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. Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History said that the blood sacrifices and acts of penance are among the topics being studied. The text of the script contains 260 glyphs carved into multiple seashell earrings and manta ray stingers found inside a burial urn. The urn also contained the remains of an important Mayan priest wrapped in bright red cloth. The urn was...

2006-04-19 20:18:08

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A furious Guatemalan mob seized a man and a woman accused of stealing a child and burned them to death on the streets of a highland Mayan village on Wednesday, police said. A crowd of around 800 people snatched the couple from a jail in the village of Sumpango, 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City, where they were being held for attempting to kidnap a 7-year-old boy, police spokesman Isidro Ramos said. "The people ... took them out of the jail, beat them...

2006-03-10 09:50:11

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. Glamis Gold says its Marlin Mine, which opened in December in the arid western Guatemalan highlands, will be the Nevada-based company's largest and most profitable asset. The mine is set to produce an average of 250,000 ounces of gold and...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'