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Mayan Calendar Does Not Predict December Doomsday
2012-10-01 05:14:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The apocalypse is not going to happen in December, according to a group of experts who are spearheading efforts to educate people about prophecies made by the ancient Mayan civilization. According to the Daily Mail, a team of archaeologists, anthropologists, and other experts met on Friday in the city of Merida, Mexico, to discuss the Maya Long Count Calendar and recent fears that the Mesoamerican civilization predicted that the...

Mayan Mask Reveals Beliefs At El Zotz Site
2012-07-19 06:28:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of archaeologists has uncovered a temple near part of the Maya archaeological site at El Zotz, Guatemala. The structure was likely built after the tomb to honor the leader buried there. The team, led by Brown University´s Stephen Houston, began uncovering the temple, called the Temple of the Night Sun, in 2009. The ornately decorated structure is topped by a temple covered in a series of masks depicting different...

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2011-06-24 13:15:00

Researchers said Thursday that a tiny remote-controlled camera lowered into an early Mayan tomb in southern Mexico has helped reveal an intact funeral chamber with offerings and red-painted wall murals. The tomb was discovered in 1999 inside a pyramid among the ruins of the Mayan city of Palenque in the hills of the southern Mexican state of Chipas. The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said in a release on Thursday that archaeologists had not been able...

2011-06-16 07:05:00

CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amble Resorts, the eco-development company that made a splash on the travel scene this spring with their Island Intern Contest, sends the two contest winners, Luke Hansen and Benjamin Brown, to Panama today. Cameras in hand, the cinematographer and journalist will spend the next six weeks exploring Panama's lesser-known natural, cultural and adventure pursuits, and documenting their experiences on Amble's blog, as well as on Facebook, YouTube and...

2011-02-14 07:25:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Resort at Isla Palenque, an Amble Resort, is pleased to announce their Island Intern Contest. The eco-luxury resort seeks collegiate and post graduate students with a passion for sustainable travel and adventure to apply to be the first intern on tropical Isla Palenque, an island located in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama. The winner will receive the opportunity to live on the island for 4-6 weeks with all expenses paid including travel, lodging,...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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