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The mystery of the human intelligence explosion - io9

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The mystery of the human intelligence explosion io9 Gorgeous and strange paintings discovered at El Castillo cave in Spain suggest that the local Neanderthals were engaging in pretty sophisticated symbolism 40 thousand years ago, long before Homo...

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Xunantunich Frieze Highlights Maya Exhibit

Xunantunich Frieze Highlights Maya Exhibit | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it

A frieze from El Castillo at Xunantunich was the featured picture in Museum magazine, for their article covering the 'Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed' exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota.  Many other Maya artifacts from Belize are also in the exhibit.

 

"Check it out!  We are featured inside the Nov/Dec issue of the American Alliance of Museum's magazine 'Museum'."


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The Equinox in Chichén-Itzá (subtitled in English)

The Maya were capable of very complex mathematical calculations.  And much more now lost.  Ancient People just like Modern People were a mixture of amazing technical abilities and harsh practicality.


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very helpful video explaining the famous pyramid El Castillo and the archeology behind it. there was much thought put into this building. 

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Archaeologists confirm pyramid in Mexico's Chichen Itza was used in astronomy

Archaeologists confirm pyramid in Mexico's Chichen Itza was used in astronomy | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
Mexico City, Jul 25 (EFE).- New observations confirm that the main pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, located in Mexico's southeastern Yucatan state, was built to serve as an astronomical marker for making adjustments to the...

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mayans were very intelligent people. they used the sun and its rise over a specific pyramid to make their calendar and make adjustments. 

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Mayan Culture & The Ancient Maya

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Mayan Culture & The Ancient Maya in Belize - Within the 365-acre reserve at Chaa Creek, there are over 50 mounds of Mayan Temples and structures constructed over 1,000 years ago. The ancient Mayan civilization is part of Belize’s rich culture.

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great article explaining the history and evolution of the mayan civilization. this article describes their society from the very beginning to the demise of their civilization. 

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Belize MAYAN SCHOLARS CONTEMPLATE MEANING OF HYROGLYPH FOUND ON FRINGES OF THE MAYAN EMPIRE for 2012 cyclical history reference.

Belize MAYAN SCHOLARS CONTEMPLATE MEANING OF HYROGLYPH FOUND ON FRINGES OF THE MAYAN EMPIRE for 2012 cyclical history reference. | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it

Xunantanich Mayan temple, capital of the post classic more modern Mayan Empire built about 1200 years ago and abandoned around 900 AD. The two Mayan temples are favorites of exploring tourists in things Mayan and well maintained by the Government of Belize, in their remoteness


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mayan archaeology left behind that shows predictions they made based on their observation of astrology.  

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Belizean Mayan Artifacts On Major Display In Minnesota - Channel 7 Daily News

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Belizean Mayan Artifacts On Major Display In Minnesota Channel 7 Daily News On Monday, we told you about the major exposition of Belizean Maya artifacts currently being shown at the Science Museum of Minnesota.


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More Mayan artifacts unearthed in San Ignacio town

More Mayan artifacts unearthed in San Ignacio town | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
The ongoing infrastructure works in San Ignacio town continues to unearth buried artifacts. The latest find occurred today. Love TV’s Patrick Jones spoke by telephone a short while ago with the director of the Institute of Archaeology Dr.

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Archaeologists confirm pyramid in Mexico's Chichen Itza was used in astronomy

Archaeologists confirm pyramid in Mexico's Chichen Itza was used in astronomy | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
Mexico City, Jul 25 (EFE).- New observations confirm that the main pyramid in the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, located in Mexico's southeastern Yucatan state, was built to serve as an astronomical marker for making adjustments to the...

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mayans were very intelligent people. they used the sun and its rise over a specific pyramid to make their calendar and make adjustments. 

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Thursday: Walk through the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza before the world ends December 21

Thursday: Walk through the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza before the world ends December 21 | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
Thursday: Walk through the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza before the world ends December 21 http://t.co/7SALJwjZ...

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the city of Chichén Itzá was one of the largest cities inhabited by mayans. This article shows pictures and descriptions of sacrificing sites, the wall of heads, the mayan ball court, and pyramids. 

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The Mexican Government Reveals Mayan Documents Proving Extraterrestrial Contact

The reality of extraterrestrial contact with human civilization is becoming more clear by the month as streams of information about the extraterrestrial presence and past influence hits.


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artifact found from the mayans that depicts how the earth was created. mayans believed in extraterrestrial life outside the earth.

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Bizarre Mummy With Giant Head Discovered In Peru

Bizarre Mummy With Giant Head Discovered In Peru | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it

A very strange abnormal-looking mummy with giant head has been unearthed in Peru.

The discovery was made in the Cuzco region, the heart of Incan civilization.

 

Researchers find the mummy extremely odd. The mummy simply does not fit in with the version of history that we have all been taught.

The mummy's head is triangular and its eye cavities are very big.

 

"It's 20 inches tall, which doesn't coincide with the stereotypes of humans. It's head is triangular and the eye cavities are too big.


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Xunantunich Maya Site

Xunantunich Maya Site | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
Xunantunich is an archaeological site 30 miles west of the City Of Belmopan. The temple features a large pyramid El Castillo rising 130 feet above the main plaza.
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glad i read this article. cleared up El castillo for being the name of the site and not the pyramid itself. el castillo is actually a large area where the elites lived and has many buildings. 

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El Castillo: Earliest Known Cave Paintings Might Have Been Made By ... - Huffington Post

El Castillo: Earliest Known Cave Paintings Might Have Been Made By ...
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By Tim Appenzeller. In a damp Spanish cave, Alistair Pike applies a small grinder to the world's oldest known paintings.

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Earliest paintings known to man found in the pyramid El Castillo. amazing find by archaeologist and just shows how old the mayan culture is. 

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The Mayan Museum of Cancun - Caribbean Travel - About.com - About - News & Issues

The Mayan Museum of Cancun - Caribbean Travel - About.com - About - News & Issues | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
The Mayan Museum of Cancun - Caribbean Travel - About.com About - News & Issues You can learn a lot about the Mayans when you visit Mexico's Riviera Maya by touring the ancient cities of Tulum or Chichen Itza or, if you're in Cancun, at the new...

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Aztec carvings tell story of cosmic battle

Aztec carvings tell story of cosmic battle | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
Archaeologists discover 23 stone plaques with carved images inside the main temple of what was once the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, Mexico City.

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Palenque: Mayan City of Temples

Palenque: Mayan City of Temples | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
The Mayan ruins in Chiapas, Mexico, hold intricate reliefs that tell much about Mayan history.

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king Pakal started ruling in 645 AD. he took the throne at only 12 years old. 

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Mayan Temples of Belize

Mayan Temples of Belize | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it

This is a great guide to Belize's Mayan temples.  The 4 main sites in Cayo are listed: Cahal Pech, Caracol, El Pilar, and Xunantunich.  

 

"It is estimated that there are thousands of May ruins in Belize. Few have been found and escavated by scientists but thousands more exist that are yet to be discovered.  This makes Belize a prime destination for tourists and archaeologists all around the world.  The beauty is that each temple have a story behind its creation, making each one of them unique and important as the other.  Here are some basic facts about some of these magnificent structure and there whereabouts."


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article of some of the best attractions that the mayans had to offer. some of these temples even included ball courts or are in the middle of a very busy city. 

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New Ancient Mayan Artifacts Discovered » The Daily Saucer latest ...

New Ancient Mayan Artifacts Discovered » The Daily Saucer latest ... | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
Visit The Daily Saucer latest UFO news and updates's Facebook page Youtube ... Elbert said the filmmakers are talking to investors and waiting for the government to give them their first look at the material and the site.

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Mayan ball court was celestial 'marker'

Mayan ball court was celestial 'marker' | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it

Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices, and they said Friday that the discovery adds to understanding of the many layers of ritual significance that the ball game had for the culture.


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the article explains the games held by the mayans in this impressively designed ball court. 

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Chichen Itza Pyramid

This is a quick video clip of the Chichen Itza Pyramid. It is named one of the seven wonders of the world. The seven wonders, named in 2007, are as follows:

Chichen Itza Pyramid, Mexico
* The Great Wall, China
* Petra, Jordan
* Christ Redeemer, Brazil
* Machu Picchu, Peru
* The Roman Colleseeum, Italy
* The Taj Mahal, India


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First 3-D topographic map of early Maya city 'Head of Stone' delineates ancient buildings

First 3-D topographic map of early Maya city 'Head of Stone' delineates ancient buildings | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it

Archaeologists have made the first three-dimensional topographical map of ancient monumental buildings long buried under centuries of jungle at the Maya site "Head of Stone" in Guatemala.


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New study indicates Pre-Incan Wari civilization colonized rather than conquered - Raw Story

New study indicates Pre-Incan Wari civilization colonized rather than conquered - Raw Story | mayan archaeology | Scoop.it
Raw Story New study indicates Pre-Incan Wari civilization colonized rather than conquered Raw Story Theirs is, they claim, the first study to present “data from a series of systematic archaeological surveys in the Cusco region of highland Peru to...

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