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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.

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.

Mayan Civilization And Climate Change
2012-11-09 05:46:56

There has been a controversy in the scientific community about the role of climate change in the development and subsequent demise of the Maya civilization, which thrived from AD 300 to 1000.

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.

2012-09-18 23:00:42

By celebrating Thanksgiving with a turkey dinner, the Maya of Belize are continuing a tradition that goes back for centuries before the birth of Christ, and this will be reflected on the menu

Mayan Temple Unearthed, Gives Peak At The Past
2012-07-25 07:50:23

A new Mayan temple is starting to appear as archaeologists unearth an area that once housed a culture rich with art, architecture and mathematics.

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

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.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.