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NEWS: Ancient Mayan city found!

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posted on Oct, 3 2005 @ 09:59 PM
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Archaeologists from Yale have made an incredible discovery in Guatemala. For over 40 years artifacts from this elusive site, called site Q, have been making their way to the market, to be sold to private collectors and museums. The team of archaeologists confirmed the discovery by uncovering a monument on their last day of the expedition. Not only did the team confirm the existence of site Q but also found a hieroglyphic tablet on an temple platform that was in perfect condition. The discovery of this tablet is the longest to be found in over 20 years.
 



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A team of scientists including Marcello Canuto, assistant professor of anthropology at Yale, has found incontrovertible confirmation of Site Q, a long-speculated Maya city, during a mission to the northwest Peten region of Guatemala.

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


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I can not wait to see what this team excavates in the coming years. This could be an incredibly important archaeological find. The tablet is said to fill in a 30 year gap in Mayan history which I am very excited to read about. It should be an interesting couple of years for Mesoamerican archaeologists and history buffs alike.

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