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Three Ancient Maya Cities Found in Jungle

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Bavarian Raven

Sadly, we Never know enough about our ancient past/history. I'd wager there are more unknowns than knowns. Granted many of the unknowns are minor things, many aren't.

Great find. :D

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coolguy

Very cool find iam sure there more of these that have not been found yet and they are covered with jungle

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toyomotor

Don't be such a smartass and read the article. You might learn something.

There is nothing more impenetratable than a closed mind.

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jarjarbinks

it would be easier to find the catacombs tunnels that link every mayans site

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Ichihara

There is nothing more impenetratable than a closed mind.

openminded is good unless your brain pop out.

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Mr.United_Nations

openminded is good unless your brain pop out.

you arn't funny

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Silent Trinity

Nice find! Wonder how much more the vast jungle has to reveal!

Is it just me though but in the photos on the original Discovery article...does it look like it has been burned? Possible a cause for its demise?

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kartikg

Any books can be found? They wrote books right?

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Calibeliever

Any books can be found? They wrote books right?

Sadly most Mayan texts were destroyed by the Spanish. There are several codices that were copied and preserved such as the Dresden and the Madrid but I don't know if they qualify as books. The Popol Vuh survived because a Friar copied it down in the 1700s. Despite what our antagonistic friend above says, there are a lot of mysteries surrounding the Mayans. Namely, why did their society collapse?

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Hammerclaw

Sadly most Mayan texts were destroyed by the Spanish. There are several codices that were copied and preserved such as the Dresden and the Madrid but I don't know if they qualify as books. The Popol Vuh survived because a Friar copied it down in the 1700s. Despite what our antagonistic friend above says, there are a lot of mysteries surrounding the Mayans. Namely, why did their society collapse?

Best explanation so far is an ecological catastrophe, perhaps a prolonged drought. Kingdoms without access to underground water by cenotes went first, and the rest fought tooth and nail for dwindling resources. The city-states failed almost completely,leaving vestige rural populations in most areas from whom today's Maya are descended.
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Hammerclaw

Any books can be found? They wrote books right?

This a link to a beautiful translation of the Popol Vuh, which contains the Mayan creation story and tales that are the heart of their Heroic Myth Cycle. These stories have been found referenced and in carved representation on the walls of the oldest of Mayan cities.http://www2.fiu.edu/~northupl/populvuh.html
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