The retrospective history
of the Maya

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In Guatemalan Jungle, A Mayan Wall Street? Enormous Palace Was Major Trading Center
By Guy Gugliotta, Washington Post, 8 September 2000. In a major discovery, archaeologists working at the site at Cancuen yesterday announced that they had found the remains of an enormous Mayan trading center that flourished at the apogee of the Mayan civilization in the eighth century A.D., and whose size rivals the central acropolis at the famous ruins of Tikal.
Guatemala may repeat Mayan history
ENS, 15 June 1998. The Peten region of Guatemala had one of the densest human populations of any time in human history during Mayan times. If deforestation had anything to do with the collapse of Mayan civilization, and there are scientists who believe this, history could be about to repeat itself.
Maya Hieroglyphs Recount Giant War
By D.L. Parsell, National Geographic News, 19 September 2002. Newly translated inscriptions at an ancient pyramid in Guatemala suggest that the Maya civilization, at its peak, was dominated by two powerful city-states that engaged in a protracted superpower struggle. The evidence comes from hieroglyphs on a building at Dos Pilas, a relatively small but strategically important Maya kingdom.
Stairway Leads To Mayan History
By Robert Cooke, Newsday, 19 September 2002. Archeologists are now deciphering a long-hidden account of the ancient Mayans' bloody history, exposed on a staircase that decorates an ancient pyramid, which tells of wars, betrayals, sibling rivalry, sacrifices and mutilations. All this occurred 1,300 years ago as two major city-states vied for dominance of an area now mostly in Guatemala.