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Mayan tablet reveals secrets of 'snake queen'

Posted on Saturday, 20 July, 2013 | Comment icon 26 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A tablet found in Guatemala has revealed fascinating new details of a dark period in Mayan history.

The tablet was discovered beneath the main temple within the ancient city of El Perú-Waka’ and dates back to 564 AD. By studying the hieroglyphics on the tablet, archaeologists have been able to piece together the story of the "snake queen", Lady Ikoom, who preceded one of the greatest queens in Mayan history, Lady K’abel, whose reign lasted more than two decades.

"Great rulers took pleasure in describing adversity as a prelude to ultimate success," said research director David Freidel. "Here the Snake queen, Lady Ikoom, prevailed in the end."

"A tablet found in a tunnel beneath the main temple of the ancient Mayan city El Perú-Waka’ in northern Guatemala has revealed secrets of what archaeologists describe as a “dark period” in Mayan history."

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Comment icon #17 Posted by shrooma on 21 July, 2013, 20:03
. ooh! ooh! i know!! i know!! . landing pads for aliens.
Comment icon #18 Posted by ProductOfSociety on 21 July, 2013, 20:24
What's a church necessary for? Or a stone circle?
Comment icon #19 Posted by jaylemurph on 21 July, 2013, 21:27
An awesome backdrop for Daleks, for one: --Jaylemurph
Comment icon #20 Posted by Professor Buzzkill on 22 July, 2013, 2:34
I don't have an answer as why they were necessary, just saying that if its found everywhere there must be a purpose. EDIT. With churches and stone circles, the similar ones were made by people of the same culture at approxiamately the same time. This is not the same with pyramids, which supposedly were created with no input from any other culture.
Comment icon #21 Posted by laver on 22 July, 2013, 8:38
Why does a church usually have a spire or steeple ? To reach for the non-terrestial or divine ? Can we be sure that there was no connection between locations that produced pyramds; in Mesoamerica the Olmecs certainly look like they could have African origins ? The peak of Egyptian pyramid building was long before the time of the Olmecs we are told by the experts ?
Comment icon #22 Posted by ProductOfSociety on 22 July, 2013, 10:43
It's clear from their purpose, whether that be burials, sacrifices, ceremonies, that they were seen as a link to the 'above' or the gods. It's not hard to see that different cultures could come up with a tall building to reach the heavens or to act as a large monument. After all, if all you had to build out of was wood and stone, the pyramid is the easiest way to build a large, tall structure.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Harte on 23 July, 2013, 6:35
As you know, I've often said the same about clothing. How could the unintelligent humans have ever figured that out without our alien friends? Nevermind that the "grays" walk around naked - we all know those guys are pervs. Especially hats. There's little doubt in my mind that aliens invented hats. For absolute proof, one need look no further than the following pic: I rest my case. Harte
Comment icon #24 Posted by laver on 23 July, 2013, 9:33
Clearly a link to the non-terrestial but taking the Great Pyramid in Egypt was it built just as a tomb ? or does it hold secrets, geometric secrets ? Many people have thought so, Newton for one, but if he worked out the answer he kept it to himself. An amazing structure that was obviously built to stand the test of time which it has but when will its secrets be revealed ?
Comment icon #25 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 24 July, 2013, 23:10
Not quite. The term "God Almighty" was coined by the First Recruits to describe the First Drill Instructor, and used by Him to describe the First Recruits.
Comment icon #26 Posted by shrooma on 24 July, 2013, 23:23
. miiiiiister crowleeeey (dum dum duuummm), what went down in your heeeeead. miiiiiister crowleeeey (dum dum duuummm) did you talk to the deeeeead...... (quick Ozzy impression for you there.....) .

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