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A watery grave discovered in Mayan cave

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An interesting find – archaeologist theorize why an array of human remains are found in an underground, water-filled cave in Mexico. “Haunted” Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones. [Note you must be a registered site member to view the full article. There is no charge for signing up.] A flooded sinkhole in southern Mexico so…

Ancient Mayan pyramid bulldozed

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“Oops” is not going to cover this. Road-builder bulldozes one of biggest Maya pyramids in Belize; police open criminal probe – The Washington Post. A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday. The head of…

Montag and Pratt had to “spend this money before the asteroid hits.” Now, they’re broke.

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For real? Can people really be this… irresponsible and ridiculous? Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt spent fortune ahead of Mayan apocalypse prophecy | Daily Dish | an SFGate.com blog. Reality TV stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt frittered away their $10 million fortune because they believed the world would end in 2012. In 2010, Pratt…

Tourists damaged a temple at Tikal

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Mayan temple damaged in tourist ‘apocalypse’ frenzy | The Raw Story. Tourists flocking to Guatemala for “end of the world” parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilization. “Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser…

Deformed skulls found in ancient Mexican mass grave

Photo credit: INAH – Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia

A disturbing find… but not that unusual it seems. Cranial deformation discovered in 1000 year old Mexican cemetery : Past Horizons Archaeology. The burial ground consists of 25 individuals; 13 have intentional cranial deformation and five also have dental mutilation, cultural practices which are similar to those of pre-Hispanic groups in southern Sinaloa and northern…

Mayan descendants say, “Shut up already!”

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AFP: Maya demand an end to doomsday myth. Guatemala’s Mayan people accused the government and tour groups on Wednesday of perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the imminent end of the world for monetary gain. “We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are…

Mayan documentary film maker says he will reveal “every archaeologist’s nightmare”

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Mayan documentary to warn humans of impending catastrophe – chicagotribune.com. Mayan writings do not predict the end of the world when the calendar cycle ends in December – but according to the producer of an upcoming documentary about the Central American civilization, they do make the sobering prediction that three-quarters of the earth’s population will…

Beam me up: Mayan pyramid photo is demystified

Photo: Hector Siliezar

Mayan Light Beam Photo: Message from Gods, or iPhone Glitch? When Hector Siliezar visited the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with his wife and kids in 2009, he snapped three iPhone photos of El Castillo, a pyramid that once served as a sacred temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. A thunderstorm was brewing near…

Drivel from Oprah about 2012. Could be worse, she could have said “Panic!”

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ParanormalPopCulture: Oprah Winfrey sounds off on 2012. In the January 2012 issue of O: The Oprah Magazine, the queen of all media gives her take on the 2012 Mayan Calendar, end-of-world predictions. “Some people predict a cataclysmic collapse of human civilization, while others foresee a time of spiritual transformation,” she writes in her “What I Know For…

It’s nearly 2012. Interest rising in the Mayan apocalypse

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Mayan Prophecy For 2012 Has Believers Preparing For Catastrophe – The Huffington Post. Doomsday and catastrophic predictions related to the Mayan calendar, which hits a symbolic turning point in late December next year, are not new. They already permeate pop culture through films, songs and hundreds of books. But as the new year approaches, interest…