el-mirador

El Mirador

An early Maya metropolis: El Mirador raises questions for archaeologists
January 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Located in the Central Maya Lowlands in what is now northern Guatemala, the Preclassic city of El Mirador was a giant compared to most of its contemporaries. Its massive ruins still tower above the rainforest canopy. They are silent witnesses to Maya ingenuity and the Maya’s ability to sustain such a massive settlement so early […]

Debunking doomsday? Curator of Anthropology Dirk Van Tuerenhout on the real history of the Maya
November 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

One of the most vexing questions that seems to torment a whole lot of people these days is: “do I need to buy Christmas gifts this year?” A lot has been made of the Maya calendar, its end on December 21 this year, and the end of the world as we know it. But the […]

Apocalypto — 150 AD
September 21, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The study of the ancient Maya is relatively new compared to that of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt. Our understanding of the Maya before the arrival of the Spanish may never reach the same level as we have for Old World cultures. However, major discoveries, utilizing new technologies paired with backbreaking archaeological work in steamy […]


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