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Maya ball-game carving found in Belize

Stone panels bearing the images of Maya ball-game players have been found at Tipan Chen Uitz in Belize. The discovery of these two panels reinforces the idea that the Maya people would have placed a lot of importance on the ballgame, and suggests that it helped the Maya connect with different

Inscribed jade pendant found in Belize

An inscribed jade pendant has been found at the Maya frontier site of Nim Li Punit in Belize. A team of San Diego scientists was not expecting to find a precious jade pendant fit for a Maya king during a recent dig in southern Belize. But in 2015, they dug up

Maya tomb found in Belize

A Maya tomb containing skeletal remains has been discovered at Xunantunich in Belize. History was made as archaeologist, Dr. Jaime Awe, excavated the first tomb to be discovered in Xunantunich. The tomb lies five to eight meters below the surface and contains more than mere dust and debris. Within the tomb, archaeologists

Maya temple complex found in Belize

A Maya water temple has been found at Cara Blanca in Belize. Nestled in a quiet forest in Belize, a deep aquamarine pool holds ruins from a time when the ancient Maya turned to a "drought cult" and hurried sacrifices to a water god to stave off the fall of their

2,300-year-old Maya temple destroyed for road fill

Construction crews have demolished a 2,300-year-old Maya temple in Belize to use the stones in a road-building project. "It's a feeling of incredible disbelief because of the ignorance and the insensitivity … they were using this for road fill," Awe said. "It's like being punched in the stomach, it's just so

Does a 2,000-year-old stalagmite tell the tale of the fall of the Maya?

A 2,000-year-old stalagmite found in a cave in Belize suggests that climate change may have contributed to the fall of the Mayan civilization. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University traced a climate trail recorded in a 2,000-year-old stalagmite found in a cave in Belize, concluding that prolonged periods of drought corresponded with

Tourist drops camera on ancient skull, fracturing it

A tourist visiting a Mayan site in Belize dropped his camera on to an ancient skull, fracturing it in the process and prompting a ban of cameras. The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave or ATM - for short, may be the most prized and treasured Mayan site in Belize - and that's

Roadworks reveal Maya artifacts and remains in Belize

Construction workers in Belize have uncovered Maya artifacts and human remains. “What we have here are three jars or ollas as they call them in Spanish and by the style of it, by the way they were made we know that they date to the late Pre-classic period or between 300