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Study reveals trade patterns for crucial substance played key role in Maya collapse

Study reveals trade patterns for crucial substance played key role in Maya collapse | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Shifts in exchange patterns provide a new perspective on the fall of inland Maya centers in Mesoamerica approximately 1,000 years ago.

 

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Inscriptions found on walls of a Maya dwelling reflect calendar reaching well beyond 2012

Inscriptions found on walls of a Maya dwelling reflect calendar reaching well beyond 2012 | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

"For the first time we get to see what may be actual records kept by a scribe, whose job was to be official record keeper of a Maya community," Saturno said. "It's like an episode of TV's 'Big Bang Theory,' a geek math problem and they're painting it on the wall. They seem to be using it like a blackboard." The project scientists say that despite popular belief, there is no sign that the Maya calendar -- or the world -- was to end in the year 2012, just one of its calendar cycles. "


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Spy satellite imagery reveals ancient landscape | A Blog About History - History News

Spy satellite imagery reveals ancient landscape | A Blog About History - History News | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new method to identify ancient human settlements by using satellite imagery.

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What are the Great Pyramids really made of?

What are the Great Pyramids really made of? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
One hundred thousand slaves tug multi-ton blocks across the desert. A complicated series of pulleys lifts each hand-cut stone into the perfect place.

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Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe

Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
From Copernicus to Ancient Korea, or what the Chinese concept of change has to do with Aztec astrology.

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[VIDEO] Mysterious Maya Calendar & Mural Uncovered

May 10, 2012 — Researchers have uncovered a remarkably well-preserved Maya mural and calendar markings that add perspective on Maya thinking.


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Gallery: Aerial Photos Reveal Mysterious Stone Structures

Gallery: Aerial Photos Reveal Mysterious Stone Structures | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Thousands of giant wheel structures dot the landscape of the Mideast.

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Acropolis Virtual Tour Application

Acropolis Virtual Tour Application | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
A virtual Tour of Acropolis Athens Greece with 360 panorama and Gigapixel Images...

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