New Maya Temple Found in Guatemala Intrigues Archaeologists
- New Maya Temple Found in Guatemala Intrigues Archaeologists
FOX News Latino [USA], July 24, 2012
The1,600-year-old faces of the Maya sun god emerged from the ground in
Guatemala. Dubbed the Temple of the Night Sun, the newly discovered
temple depicts the sun god as a shark, blood-drinker, and jaguar.
University of Pennsylvania Maya scholar Simon Martin said the masks on
the recently discovered El Zotz temple are "completely unique." Beyond
this, they can provide valuable insight and verify theories about Maya
portrayals of the sun god. "We have images of the sun god at different
stages ... but we've never found anything that puts it all together,"
said Martin, who was not involved in the project.
Image Gallery: Inca Child Mummies
LiveScience [USA], 25 July 2012
Three child mummies were discovered on the summit of the Llullaillaco
volcano located on the Argentina-Chile border. The summit is 22,100 feet
(6,739 meters) above sea level, where temperatures were chilled enough
to preserve the bodies, turning them into mummies, after the kids were
sacrificed some 500 years ago.