Kamis, 05 Mei 2011

The Lost City - Mayan


Mayan City of Tikal, Guatemala
Deep in the Guatemalan jungle, a lost city’s discovery may rewrite Mayan history. El Mirador is often referred to as the cradle of Mayan civilization according to archaeologists.
The city is the size of a modern metropolis and is larger than all of downtown Los Angeles. It contains what may be the biggest pyramid by volume in the world La Danta.
The archaeologists on the Mirador Basin Project dig are saying there are thousands of pyramids in that single ancient city yet to be uncovered.
Carving
They also discovered an unknown original creation story of the Mayans carved into stone at the pyramid that will re-write their ancient history. It is being dated at at least 300 to 200 B.C. and predates the Spanish conquistador arrival, which is significant because their conquest is thought to have tainted all written history of the Mayans until this discovery


Archaeologists exploring the lost Maya city of El Mirador claim they've found the world's biggest pyramid. The massive structure, called La Danta (The Tapir), may have its summit hidden beneath Guatemala's jungle canopy. 
Yet its volume is reckoned to be larger than that of the Great Pyramid of Khufuin Egypt's Giza Plateau. The city itself, dubbed the 'Maya Cradle of Civilization', is the size of a modern metropolis; bigger than downtown Los Angeles. And experts believe there are thousands more pyramids yet to be found.

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