History Stories
CATEGORY: Mesoamerica
Scholar Claims Worship of Water Explains Mexico’s Ancient City
August 15, 2016

An archaeologist studying the mysterious ancient city of Teotihuacán argues it was built as an aquatic sanctuary dedicated to the worship of water. Read More

Water Tunnel Found Under Mayan King’s Tomb
July 26, 2016

A canal network discovered by Mexican archaeologists under the 1,300-year-old Mayan temple holding the tomb of King Pakal may have been a symbolic path to the afterlife. Read More

The 3,500-Year-Old Rubber Ball That Changed Sports Forever
January 20, 2016

The bouncing rubber balls used to play today’s most popular sports can be traced back 3,500 years to the dangerous—and deadly—ancient Mesoamerican sport of ulama. Read More

Tomb of Ancient Mayan Prince Discovered in Mexico
July 30, 2012

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