"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:55 AM
Despite regular dry seasons the Maya found an ingenious way to store enough water to sustain them.
Live Science said:
For four months out of every year in the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, the skies dried up and no rain fell. Nevertheless, this metropolis in what is now Guatemala became a bustling hub of as many as 80,000 residents by A. D. 700.
"Your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick." "I'll judge you all and make damn sure that no-one judges me."
Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:18 PM
I am always impressed by the ways the ancients survived harsh times without modern technology. It is commonsense to store water for droughts but how to do it is a whole different problem. One which the Mayans solved using basic tools and technology. Nice find!
"Recent excavations, sediment coring and mapping by a multi-university team led by the University of Cincinnati at the pre-Columbian city of Tikal, a paramount urban center of the ancient Maya, have identified new landscaping and engineering feats, including the largest ancient dam built by the Maya of Central America."