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Why Mayan Communities Are Taking Oil Company to Court

Why Mayan Communities Are Taking Oil Company to Court | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

As we noted Ch’oc spoke at a press conference held in Punta Gorda Town. Last night we told you that press conference would be in Belize City – but plans had to change this morning due to heavy rains in the Toledo Districts that made a few of the roads from the villages impassable. So rather than bringing the villagers to the press conference, Ch’oc had to activate his plan b and bring the press to the people. In a quite munificent stroke, SATIIM chartered a Tropic Air Plane and flew down 10 press people for the event. Here’s how it went.

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IACHR Urges Belize to Guarantee the Rights of Maya Communities

IACHR Urges Belize to Guarantee the Rights of Maya Communities | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has issued a statement condemning the State of Belize for violating the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Toledo district.

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A Night on Sky Temple: Honoring the Long Count at Caracol

A Night on Sky Temple: Honoring the Long Count at Caracol | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Journalist Joshua Berman's firsthand account of any thinking traveler's dream: sleeping under the stars on top of a Maya temple in the middle of one of Central America’s largest tropical forests on the last day of the Long Count calendar.
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Climate Change Thwarted Maya Comeback?

Climate Change Thwarted Maya Comeback? | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Much has been made of the so-called 2012 Mayan apocalypse. But for the real Maya people, the end of the world came slowly and timed with historic droughts.

A new, ultra-detailed climate record from a cave in Belize reveals Classic Maya civilization collapsed over centuries as rain dried up, disrupting agriculture and causing instability that led to wars and the crumbling of large cities. A final major drought after the political collapse of the Maya may be what kept the civilization from bouncing back.

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Digging for treasures at Maya tomb, ruins

Digging for treasures at Maya tomb, ruins | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
A team of teenage archaeologists from Davidson Day School flew to the Central American country of Belize on June 22 to unearth artifacts at a tomb of Maya royals who ruled more than a thousand years ago.
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Collapse of Mayan Civilization Traced to Dry Spells

Collapse of Mayan Civilization Traced to Dry Spells | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

"...The collapse of the ancient Mayan civilization may have been linked to relatively modest dry spells, researchers now say..."

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Sarah Victory's curator insight, January 17, 1:00 PM

Possible reasons why the Mayan Civilization collapsed

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Ancient Maya Center Saved from Destruction

Ancient Maya Center Saved from Destruction | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

"...If you want to save an ancient archaeological site from impending destruction, here is one way to do it: Buy it. That is exactly what happened in 2011 as the monumental remains of a Classic period Maya kingdom located in northwestern Belize faced destruction from bulldozing...."

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Journey into the Maya underworld

Journey into the Maya underworld | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
According to Maya legend, the entrance to the underworld is located in Belize’s Chiquibul cave system, where travellers can access several ceremonial and human sacrifice sites.
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Archaeology Magazine: Special Collector's Issue on the Maya | Moon Travel Guides

Archaeology Magazine: Special Collector's Issue on the Maya | Moon Travel Guides | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Joshua Berman, well known expert on travel to Belize, writes about the newest issue of Archaeology Magazine.

 

"...Come with Archaeology's editors as they dive deep into the sacred pools where the Maya made human sacrifices to the gods, watch modern boxers in Mexico recreating the sacred rituals of their Maya ancestors, and delve into one man's obsession with an ancient Maya queen..."

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Excavation Site - Burns Avenue, San ignacio, Belize

Excavation Site - Burns Avenue, San ignacio, Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

An old Maya site was uncovered while excavating a street in San Ignacio...here are some photos.

 

"...Guess what I saw coming out of the mid to late preclassic (600-200 BC) excavation site at Burns Avenue today....."

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Rubber Trees in Belize: Making the Mayan Ball Game possible since 1600 BC.

Rubber Trees in Belize: Making the Mayan Ball Game possible since 1600 BC. | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Short article about the rubber tree in Belize.

 

"...In 1770, the Rubber tree was first observed in England by Joseph Priestley, he noticed that a piece of the material was extremely good for rubbing off pencil marks on paper, hence the name rubber..."

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Xunantunich in 2012

Xunantunich in 2012 | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

All about the Maya site of Xunantunich by our very own Joshua Berman and Moon Travel Guides.

 

"...One of Belize’s most impressive Maya ceremonial centers, and one of the crown jewels of the Cayo District, Xunantunich rests atop a natural limestone ridge with a grand view of the surrounding and Guatemalan countryside..."

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Maya vs. Mayan

Maya vs. Mayan | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

If you have ever stressed over using the word "Maya" vs "Mayan", here is a brief explanation of the correct usage.

 

"...One is a Maya, two or more are Mayans? Well, no. Here's the convention used by Mesoamerican archaeologists. Always choose..."

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How Climate Change Led to the Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization

How Climate Change Led to the Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
A look at a new report which details how climate change led to the rise and fall of the Maya civilisation. Years of heavy rain led to a population explosion, but then centuries of drought
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The End of the 13 B'aqtun Celebrations

The End of the 13 B'aqtun Celebrations | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

One more image from the end of the 13 Ba'qtun celebrations in Santa Cruz Village. As the festivities started outside, everyone left the house except for this man. His job is to ensure that there is a constant supply of chicharron. Here he is dipping the finished pieces from the hot oil onto large plantain leaves to drain and cool. Just in front of him are large metal tubs full of the just butchered pigs. the pork will be cooked and feasted on throughout the night on into the morning.

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Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America (PHOTOS)

Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America (PHOTOS) | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
The Maya calendar cycle is cause for celebration (as opposed to apocalyptic panic) in Central America.
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Evocative images show how modern-day Mayans have continued traditional way of life

Evocative images show how modern-day Mayans have continued traditional way of life | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Even as anthropologists and archaeologists continue to puzzle over the eclipse of the Mayan empire, the Maya themselves are still here, with estimated 6.2million living in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
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Maya World Photographer of the Week | Moon Travel Guides

Maya World Photographer of the Week | Moon Travel Guides | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

"...I met Dangriga-based photographer and videographer Tony Rath on my first trip to Belize in 2003 and we've been collaborating ever since..."

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A Mopan wedding in beautiful Belize!

A Mopan wedding in beautiful Belize! | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Awesome blog post about getting married in a Maya Village in Belize.

 

"...The weddingwas due to start at 3pm and Alex still had to go and collect the Marimba and players from Diegos (the place where we got the van stuck in the mud!), I still had to get ready, Alex had to get ready, we had to get everyone to the waterfall and we couldn’t find Reyes…"

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Your Complete Guide For Photographing Maya In The Year Of Apocalypse

Your Complete Guide For Photographing Maya In The Year Of Apocalypse | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Some good tips if you plan on visiting Belize to photograph the Maya World.

 

"...So regardless of whether your driving interest is culture or history, art or archaeology, you may well be considering (if not yet planning) a photography trip to the Maya realm. If this is the case for you, please allow me to pass along a few pointers based on my experiences in the area..."

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Flora and Fauna of Caracol

Flora and Fauna of Caracol | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Nice photo gallery of images from Caracol, Belize.

 

"...We visited Caracol in Belize today.  Here are some of the beautiful and interesting plants we saw.  I'll post more about the Mayan ruins another time..."

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Institute of Archaeology: Who says we get the day off? Burns Avenus becomes new Tenochtitlan

Institute of Archaeology: Who says we get the day off? Burns Avenus becomes new Tenochtitlan | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

"...How surprised I was to receive a call from my uncle Fernando Cruz, that pottery was being unearthed from beneath Burns Avenue, the principal street in San Ignacio Town..."

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Ancient Maya Center Saved from Destruction

Ancient Maya Center Saved from Destruction | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Ancient Maya Center Saved from Destruction...

 

"...If you want to save an ancient archaeological site from impending destruction, here is one way to do it: Buy it. That is exactly what happened in 2011 as the monumental remains of a Classic period Maya kingdom located in northwestern Belize faced destruction from bulldozing. Action from expanding development pressures began to inch closer to three Maya archaeological sites in northwestern Belize, sites that have not yet been badly damaged by bulldozing..."

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It’s 2012, which means another doomsday may be upon us

It’s 2012, which means another doomsday may be upon us | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Another story on the 2012 apocalypse, this time from the perspective of the Belizean Maya.

 

"...All this calendar talk is news to Firmo Choc, a 39-year-old Mayan farmer who lives in a rural village in Belize. The first he heard of the New Age crowd’s fuss over his culture’s ancient calendar was recently, when his American employer told him about it..."

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Maya Region to Profit from 2012 Tourism

Maya Region to Profit from 2012 Tourism | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Awe yes, the tourism industry is trying to cash in on the Maya neritage in Belize...let's hope that most tourist will leave a percentage of their tourism dollars with the Maya.

 

"...Most Maya are not in the capital...they're out in the villages and communities. And most traditional tourism infrastructure is not in Maya hands. It is in white people's hands, the Ladinos, they benefit more from tourism economically. But if foreigners want to visit the more remote villages, to visit this essence of the culture, this essence of life, they should go to the smallest villages where they have conserved the Mayan languages and form of life. Surely the Maya will benefit from this tourism...."

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