Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Maya Temple Found, Covered With Giant Faces

"Dramatic" New Maya Temple Found, Covered With Giant Faces

Archaeological "gold mine" illuminates connection between king and sun god.
July 20, 2012

Some 1,600 years ago, the Temple of the Night Sun was a blood-red beacon visible for miles and adorned with giant masks of the Maya sun god as a shark, blood drinker, and jaguar.

Long since lost to the Guatemalan jungle, the temple is finally showing its faces to archaeologists, and revealing new clues about the rivalrous kingdoms of the Maya. More video

1 comment:

bran deditems said...

Why do I get nervous every time I hear new discoveries about the Mayans this year? It still boggles my mind that the jungle is so thick down there that whole, mostly intact, buildings are still being found. I am so wrong to watch the 2012 movie, it gives me nightmares.