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January 2, 2017

The Temple of Kukulcan at Chichen Itza, a World Heritage site in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, revealed yet another pyramid inside, bringing the total number pyramids inside to two. This three-structure temple apparently was built in three phases, as the newer templ...

September 8, 2016

Found in 1965 by looters and purchased by a former Mexican Cabinet member, this “book” was long thought to have been a forgery. Now, researchers believe it to be authentic—and the oldest example in the Americas.


Once dismissed as fake, Maya calendar is Americas’ old...

August 15, 2016

In 2013, archaeologist Francisco Estrada-Belli made one of the most exciting discoveries of his career—a Mayan glyph of a grinning snake. Located at the site of Holmul near the base of a frieze marking the tomb of a Mayan king, the grinning snake proved to be the key t...

August 10, 2016

Xunantunich, a 700 AD Mayan city in what is now Belize, is finally revealing its secrets to archaeologists. Recent excavations have revealed what is probably one of the largest royal tomb in that country. While limited evidence of the “Snake dynasty” have been found sc...

July 19, 2016

Much of what is known about the ancient Maya civilization derives from the study of the remains of their monumental cities—numerous pyramids with carvings and stelae that record the history of the elites. A recent study of animal bones recovered from several Mayan site...

July 11, 2016

At Teotihuacán, an ancient capital in the Valley of Mexico, robots have been employed to explore a newly-discovered tunnel leading from the Temple of the Plumed Serpent. One of the most exciting aspects of this tunnel is that, unlike other tunnels discovered in the pas...

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