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The Best of the Central American country of Belize in Social Media, curated to reduce the noise - Updated Daily...http://www.belizenet.com
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End isn't near, Mayan expert says

End isn't near, Mayan expert says | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
When asked if the world will end on Dec. 21 -- as some have predicted based on interpretations of the Mayan calendar -- Cristina Coc laughs dismissively. A human rights advocate in Belize who is of Mayan descent, Coc answers with an emphatic "no.
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"Dramatic" New Maya Temple Found, Covered With Giant Faces

"...Some 1,600 years ago, the Temple of the Night Sun was a blood-red beacon visible for miles and adorned with giant masks of the Maya sun god as a shark, blood drinker, and jaguar.

Long since lost to the Guatemalan jungle, the temple is finally showing its faces to archaeologists, and revealing new clues about the rivalrous kingdoms of the Maya...."

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Celebrating Spring Equinox at Caracol

Celebrating Spring Equinox at Caracol | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Nice slide show.

 

"...A fire and pit-roasted pork celebrated the beginning of spring in Belize. ..."

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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, 2014 1:00 PM

Possible reasons why the Mayan Civilization collapsed

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National Treasure of Belize: Maya Jade Head in Exhibit

National Treasure of Belize: Maya Jade Head in Exhibit | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

The Jade Head is Belize's most famous artifact. Great article and photos.

 

"...The Jade Head weighs 9.75 pounds and 5.86 inches tall, and is the largest object discovered in the Mundo Maya. The Crown Jewel of Belize was found at the Temple B4, the tallest Maya Temples at the site of Altun Ha. It was discovered in 1968, and the excavations at Altun Ha were the largest scale and long term archeological feat ever undertaken in Belize..."

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Xunantunich Mayan Site, Belize

Xunantunich Mayan Site, Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Over the river and through the trees lie the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich. First unearthed in British Honduras at the turn of the last century, this ancient archeological ...
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Maya Caves of West-Central Belize: Actun Chapat

Maya Caves of West-Central Belize: Actun Chapat | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
The main objective of the Actun Chapat research is to examine the occurrence of architectural constructions within the cave and to ascertain what these constructions can tell us about the use of Actun Chapat by the ancient Maya.

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Investigating an Ancient Mystery

Investigating an Ancient Mystery | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Research in Belize Leads to Revised Timeline of Ancient City’s History

"...Dating the growth and decline of cities of ancient Maya civilization is complicated, particularly when hieroglyphic texts are either absent or too eroded to decipher. In such cases, researchers must rely on construction histories and ceramics deposits to measure change. The ancient city of La Milpa, Belize, is no exception. In its heyday during the late eighth to early ninth centuries A.D., La Milpa was believed to have been a Maya city with political power and influence. It was also believed that the site was rapidly abandoned in the early ninth century prior to the completion of several construction projects..."

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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:25 PM

Ancient Mayan History may be changed due to further research in Belize.  It is believed that at one time a politically powerful and influential Mayan city laid there.  Though it was once believed this civilization declined rapidly, new research is showing they pushed through into history farther than we thought.

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Yeah, About That Whole “Mayan Doomsday Calendar”...

Yeah, About That Whole “Mayan Doomsday Calendar”... | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Yeah, About That Whole “Mayan Doomsday Calendar” Thing … I think we might need to push the conspiracy theory back a few years, thanks to the discovery of a Guatemalan inscription that represents the...
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2012: The Mayan Word

2012: The Mayan Word | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

Everyone is talking about the Mayan Prophecies of 2012. But who is listening to the Maya? A short documentary (free)

 

"...This groundbreaking film brings us the voices of the Mayan people as they share their perspectives on the prophecies of their ancestors and their fight to defend Mother Earth and their culture from destruction...."

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Maya collapse coincided with drought

Maya collapse coincided with drought | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
The mysterious Maya collapse more than a millennium ago came amid a long-term drop in rainfall, confirms a study.

 

"...The Classic Maya kings erected pyramid-dominated cities throughout Central America from roughly 300 AD to 900 AD, concluding in abandonment of most centers that has left the region littered with mysterious ruins. Archeologists have pointed to warfare, depleted soil and drought as factors, among many others, in the "collapse."..."

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I Can’t Belize My Eyes! First hand account of a Cruise Ship Visit to Belize

I Can’t Belize My Eyes! First hand account of a Cruise Ship Visit to Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it
Our third port of call was the amazingly wonderful and wild Belize. I was the most excited for this stop because our shore excursion included a trip to the Mayan ruins Altun Ha and a boat ride down...
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Actun Chapat & Actun Halal Caving Experience - Belize

Actun Chapat & Actun Halal Caving Experience - Belize | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

The Macal River Valley is riddled with cave systems due to the karst geology found throughout Belize and the greater Yucatan region.

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"lesser" Mayan ruins in the Cayo - The Belize Forums

So there are lots here but my question is, Does anyone know any thing about these sites and can you access any of them. I am sure that most will be on private property.
Here are some examples in the area I would like to be in South of Succotz.
Chan: on the Waterhole rd.
Succotz: Between Succotz and Benque
Las Ruinas: on the Arenal Rd
Tipu: Negroman
Guaycamayo: across the Macal river by Negroman( I am sure this
is called the Macaw Bank
Dos Chombitos: Just North/West of Black Rock lodge
Che Chem Ha Cave: Just North/West of Black Rock Lodge
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