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Ancient Mayan city found.

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posted on Sep, 29 2005 @ 02:04 PM
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Physorg is reporting that an ancient Mayan city that has remained elusive for decades has finally been found. The archiologists have found a limestone panel with over 140 heirglyphs on it. I thought you all may find this interesting and am quite suprised no one has posted this yet.

www.physorg.com...




posted on Sep, 29 2005 @ 02:33 PM
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Thats sweet, id love to see pictures or at least here interpretations of the heiroglyphs, maybe they say something we want to know...



posted on Sep, 29 2005 @ 03:25 PM
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Good Find


Here's the story from Yale's website. www.yale.edu...





The proof-an in-situ panel carved with over 140 hieroglphys that fill in a key 30 year chapter in classic Maya history-was found in a little known ancient royal center called La Corona



posted on Sep, 30 2005 @ 12:13 AM
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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



posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 10:27 AM
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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".


NationalGeographic.com
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 Archaeology.org


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]



posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 11:39 AM
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This should be great, apparently the panel fills in a sketchy area of mayan history. Stuff like this can revolutionize an entire field. Great find!



posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by Nygdan
This should be great, apparently the panel fills in a sketchy area of mayan history. Stuff like this can revolutionize an entire field. Great find!


I know, I am really suprised this topic didn't get more responses. This is a pretty big find and for it to go unnoticed like this really upsets me. At least us that care will learn more about an ancient civilization whos history was almost wiped out by european advancement.

I can't believe I forgot to tell my World Civilization teacher about this. I'll have to print out a copy of the article and give it to him.

Thanks to everyone who replied. I am very interested in ancient civilizations and the Maya the most. I can not wait for the site to be excavated so we can learn even more about this great civilization.



posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 06:55 PM
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This is the kind of posts and info I expect to find on ATS. Now I'm wondering if these hyrgliphics will expose more information on Maya apocolyptic prophecies! Good find!



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