posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 10:27 AM
Originally posted by NephraTari
Thanks for the other link Rren.. the first article was a bit more vague.
I am very excited about this and look forward to the first pictures to come out of the excavations
No problem at all, happy to help.
Here's a link to National Geographic's story about the find. They were co-sponser's of the expedition. This story gives more of the back story
and history behind "Site Q".
Looters inadvertently launched the search for Site Q in the 1960s when they began to strip and sell pieces of Maya sculpture. Peter Matthews, then a
graduate student at Yale University, cataloged 30 such objects in museums and private collections.
The expert in ancient scripts and writing noticed that the pieces shared certain features. He hypothesized that the pieces came from a common site,
which he nicknamed Site Q.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
And here's an inventory of monuments looted from the elusive "Site Q" from
I'm surprised you haven't got more replies on this. Best i can tell, this is a major discovery. We have quite a few archaeologist's around ATS,
both amateur and professional, who i'm sure are familiar with "Site Q". Perhaps none of them have caught your thread yet, be interesting to hear
the 'insider' perspective on this.
I've also been looking aroung to see what the translations of the tablet are, but no luck as of yet, probably still to early though for the
translations to have been completed. Sent a u2u to Byrd about this last night, if anyone around here as the scoop on this it would probably be her.
(edit) fixed Archaeology.org link
[edit on 1-10-2005 by Rren]