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Earliest known Mayan writing discovered

Posted on Saturday, 7 January, 2006 | Comment icon 4 comments


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"Archeologists excavating a pyramid complex in the Guatemalan jungle have uncovered the earliest example of Mayan writing ever found, 10 bold hieroglyphs painted on plaster and stone."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by rickfury188 on 7 January, 2006, 19:37
The Mayans continue to astound us today. They were very ahead of their time. I can't believe how much we are still discovering today.
Comment icon #2 Posted by different on 7 January, 2006, 20:01
Maybe the sacrifices had something to do with it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by AztecInca on 8 January, 2006, 2:46
What a remarkable civilisation they were. I wonder what the world would be like if they had remained the power they once were.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Northawke_rs on 8 January, 2006, 12:33
That article had me pretty excited. Just goes to show that so-called 'primitive' civilizations had a lot more up their sleeve than we've given them credit for. And are a lot older than we give them credit for, as well.


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