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2012-07-31 12:31:13

Cup provided key clue Archaeologists from the Department of Anthropology of the Americas at the University of Bonn have been excavating for the past four years together with the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History in the Maya city of Uxul in Campeche, Mexico. The aim of the excavation project under the direction of Prof. Dr. Nikolai Grube and Dr. Kai Delvendahl is to investigate the process of centralization and collapse of hegemonic state structures in the Maya Lowlands...

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...

Ceremonial Offering Discovered At Mexico's Teotihuacan
2011-12-15 11:47:10

After exploring Mexico´s Teotihuacan ruins for the past few years, archaeologists say they have unearthed a ceremonial offering at the very core of the Pyramid of the Sun, placed there before construction of Mexico´s tallest pyramid began, some 2,000 years ago. The announcement was made via a bulletin from Mexico´s National Anthropology and History Institute (INAH), which said the offering consisted of pieces of obsidian, animal remains and three human figurines made of...

2011-07-01 08:00:00

Cultural tourism predicted to increase to about 35 percent of Mexico's total tourism revenue over the next eight years MEXICO CITY, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced the launch of "Mundo Maya 2012" (Mayan World 2012), a program to increase tourism and promote the Mayan Culture Legacy in Mexico through 2012. "Today we are the 10th power for tourism in the world, and we are working hard to be in the top five," Calderon said at the...

2011-01-24 14:03:00

The first-ever 3D recording of a Maya site, voted part of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World' EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week a new archaeological data archive and web-based collaborative learning tool launches to provide researchers, educators, filmmakers and digital heritage enthusiasts with the most complete data to date of any ancient Maya site. The archive centerpiece is a priceless 3D record of the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza, recently...

2010-05-21 08:00:00

Avon Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence at the Cannes International Film Festival NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the 63rd Cannes International Film Festival, Avon Mexico and Expresion en Corto International Film Festival announced the fourth annual Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Short Film Competition. The international competition, first launched in Mexico in 2007 as a joint project of Avon Mexico and Expresion en Corto, invites filmmakers to submit short films to...

2010-04-27 06:03:00

RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Once a sleepy fishing village, the Riviera Maya, celebrating its eighth annual Jazz Festival, is quickly becoming what Conde Nast deemed "Mexico's most fashionable getaway." Nestled between the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and emerald jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya is proud to announce an acclaimed line-up of internationally-renowned jazz musicians at the highly-anticipated 2010 Jazz Festival to be held November...

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2010-04-16 15:20:52

A state's collective organizational structure, procedures and protocols develop hand-in-hand with "predatory" expansion "Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work," said Albert Einstein, sharing a popular view about bureaucracy grinding progress to a halt. But it now appears that the organizing functions of bureaucracy were essential to the progressive growth of the world's first states, and may have helped them conquer surrounding areas much earlier than originally thought. New research...

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2008-11-09 10:25:00

Beneath the gondolas in the remains of a great Aztec lake lives a monster-like creature called the axolotl, which looks something like a Muppet with a slimy tail, feather-like gills and mouth that curls into an strange smile.Also known as the "water monster" and the "Mexican walking fish," the axolotl (pronounced ACK-suh-LAH-tuhl) was a crucial part of Aztec legend and diet.  Despite Mexico City's sprawling development, the foot-long salamander survived until now in the polluted canals...

2007-03-31 12:44:29

MEXICO CITY -- Archaeologists in Mexico City announced plans Friday to hold tours of inaccessible buried ruins via glass-covered shafts looking down on the sites. Two daylong guided tours of the sites, known as "archaeological windows," are scheduled for April, and will take visitors to about 20 sites currently open to the public, as well as 20 more "windows" hidden beneath stairwells, floors and patios of buildings normally not open to the public. The underground ruins - some swallowed or...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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