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1,600 Year Old Mayan Tomb Uncovered

 
 
littlek
 
Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 02:46 pm
The 1,600 year old tomb of a Mayan king was found recently in what is now Guatemala. I love the start of the article:
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[The tomb was] reeking of decay and packed with bowls of human fingers, a partly burned baby, and gem-studded teeth—among other artifacts—


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/07/100721-maya-tomb-human-fingers-king-guatemala-science/?source=link_fb07222010c
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talk72000
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 03:45 pm
@littlek,
I have beeen watching a lot of South American documentaries and I feel their religion of fear lead them to sacrificing first their own children then over time foreigners (other tribes or prisoners). When they ran out of victims the populace probably revolted knowing they could be the next and the priests and royalty were killed and they moved out of the sacrificial pyramids.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 04:34 pm
Thanks, k.
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Mame
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 04:39 pm
@littlek,
Wow, that is so neat. I've seen some Mayan pyramids but not enough. There are some ruins in Cozumel. If I had another life, I'd be an archaeologist. Thanks, littlek.
littlek
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 06:40 pm
@Mame,
I've been to some ruins in Cancun and Cozumel. All the good stuff had already happened at those sites.
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