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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 A well-preserved tomb of an ancient Mayan king has been discovered in Guatemala by a team of archaeologists led by Brown University's Stephen Houston. The tomb is packed with of carvings, ceramics, textiles, and the bones of six children, who may have been sacrificed at the time of the king's death. The team uncovered the...

2008-09-23 15:00:12

By Karen Lee Ziner The professor is one of 25 people nationwide receiving a $500,000, no-strings-attached fellowship. PROVIDENCE -- Archaeologist Stephen Houston deciphers hieroglyphics to peer into past worlds and "disappeared mentalities," into the dreams and souls of the Maya and other ancient civilizations. The Brown University professor has for years spent rainy seasons leading excavations in remote areas of Guatemala and Mexico, unearthing monuments and structures, then decoding...


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