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Tomb of Ancient Mayan Prince Discovered in Mexico

Researchers excavating the Maya settlement of Uxul, buried deep within the jungle, have uncovered the final resting place of a young prince.

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Oldest Known Mayan Calendar Debunks December 2012 Myth

Archaeologists at Xultún, a Maya site in Guatemala, have discovered walls with paintings and writing, including calculations related to the Maya calendar.

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Drought May Have Spelled End for Maya

Mexican and British researchers have uncovered a possible reason for the mysterious collapse of one of the Western Hemisphere’s most advanced civilizations.

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Mayans Never Predicted December 2012 Apocalypse, Researchers Say

One of history’s most famous doomsday predictions might rely on a faulty translation of an ancient Mayan tablet.

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Hammocks’ Rocking History

Hammocks, which new research has shown to help people sleep more quickly and deeply, have a long and rich history that goes back 1,000 years.

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Researchers Explore the Seafaring Culture of the Maya

This month, researchers are seeking a better understanding of Maya maritime trade by excavating an ancient port city on the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Does a Guatemala Lake Contain Mayan Treasure?

Is priceless Mayan gold hiding in the depths of Guatemala’s Lake Izabal?

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Did the Maya Build Chirping Pyramids?

New research suggests that Mesoamerican pyramids like the Maya temple Kukulkan were designed to produce sophisticated acoustic effects, including the chirp of a sacred bird.