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
- 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.