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LiDAR Sees Ruins Beneath Jungle Cover


Pictures: Massive Maya City Revealed by Lasers Maya City in 3-D Image courtesy University of Central Florida Caracol Archaeological Project Airborne lasers have “stripped” away thick rain forests to reveal new images of an ancient Maya metropolis that’s far bigger … Continue reading

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Rios Montt, Author of Guatemalan Genocide Faces More Charges


Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala Ex-Dictator, Gets Second Genocide Charge By ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA 05/21/12 09:48 PM ET GUATEMALA CITY — A judge lodged a second genocide charge against a former Guatemalan dictator on Monday accusing him in the massacre of more than … Continue reading

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Mayan Glyphs on Pottery in Georgia?


I confess to being a dilettant as far as mayan culture is concerned. I’ve hitchhiked through Chiapas, Yucatan, Guatemala and visited many of the important (and less important) sites.  I’ve read “Reading the Maya Glyphs” and recognize Michael Coe but wouldn’t introduce … Continue reading

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The Maya in North Georgia Goes Viral!


Update:  Comments can be found at the end of the article. Many people, in the search to solve the mysteries of the Central American cultures, put forth hypotheses to answer questions such as these.   It is reasonable to consider … Continue reading

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Victims of Guatemalan Genocide Still await Justice


Indigenous victims still await compensation OCTOBER 13, 2011 http://mayanews.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/indigenous-victims-still-await-compensation/

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Indigenous Maya Still Disposable in Guatemala


Pacal Usually I like to write about how the Maya independently invented the concept of zero.  How they developed a written language (only recently deciphered).  How they built pyramids, plotted the movement of the heavens, and wrote books to record … Continue reading

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Finca Ixobel: Ecotourism in Guatemala’s Peten


When I was here in the late ’80s Guatemala was a country in the bloody flux of civil war. I had come through the mountains and Lake Atitlán and was on the long lowland journey by chicken bus to Tikal. … Continue reading

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