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2014-06-16 04:21:12

LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Positive help offered for first time authors as Mirador launches a new project aimed at bringing authors together to overcome

Stunning Wall Structure Unearthed In Maya City Of Holmul
2013-08-08 09:56:01

A team of archaeologists on Wednesday reported the discovery of an enormous structure unearthed in Guatemala beneath an ancient Maya pyramid. The stucco wall structure, called a frieze, is nearly 30 feet long and more than 6 feet tall.

Archaeologists Unearth Stone Monument Detailing 'Dark Period' In Maya History
2013-07-18 09:21:44

Archaeologists have uncovered a "dark period" in Maya history while tunneling beneath the main temple of El Peru-Waka', an ancient Maya city in northern Guatemala, according to cultural officials in that country.

2013-06-27 23:16:30

Dr. Christopher Powell Leads Archaeology Trip to Iconic and Seldom-Seen Sites Cortez, Colo.

Modern Soil Science Unearths Mayan Agriculture Secrets
2012-11-12 14:27:21

An analysis of maize agriculture in the soils of Guatemala's Tikal National Park has revealed some ancient Maya secrets.

Tomb Of Mayan Queen Discovered In Guatemala
2012-10-04 08:29:24

A team of archaeologists has discovered the tomb of Mayan queen Lady K'abel, a seventh-century Holy Snake Lord considered one of the most powerful queens of the Classic Maya civilization.

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2010-07-17 09:35:00

A team of archaeologists led by Stephen Houston has discovered a royal tomb in Guatemala, filled with materials that have been preserved for approximately 1,600 years.

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2009-03-14 14:15:00

Archaeologists have unearthed stucco panels carved with images of cosmic gods, monsters and serpents in the northern jungles of Guatemala.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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