Category Archives: Archaeology

What about those inscriptions in Guatemala referring to 2012?

After a long time, I want to continue this blog with a short and rough article about the recent discovery of insprictions in Guatemala. The media says they are very important for the topic of 2012 and I’m sure many … Continue reading

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The Crystal Skulls

**Update: A reader correctly mentioned in the comments, that there are also not-so-phony Crystal Skulls around. The original version of the article focussed on the popcultural understanding of different qualities of the Crystal Skulls and therefore omitted several pieces of … Continue reading

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National Geographic covers David Stuart and Palenque

Anyone who didn’t find his way to the YouTube-Video of National Geographic Live! – “Palenque and the Ancient Maya World” definitely needs to go there right now. It’s a 40-minute video with lectures of George and David Stuart. You might … Continue reading

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Wissenschaftlicher Artikel anlässlich der “Bild”-Schatzsuche – und TCMAM ist dabei

(This is the German version of the last article about the citation of TCMAM in a scientific article. For the English version, have a look here.) Ich freue mich sehr, berichten zu können, dass die THIG-Berichterstattung über die Maya-Schatzsuche der … Continue reading

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TCMAM was cited in a scientific article regarding the BILD treasure hunt

I’m very excited to tell, that the THIG-report of TCMAM has been covered in a scientific article about the BILD treasure hunt earlier this year and the need for a social media strategy of scientific bodies. The article was written … Continue reading

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Discovering Maya settlements near Mérida, Yucatán

Some of you might have already heard it: Seven Maya settlements have been discovered in the periphery of Mérida, Yucatán. They’ve been given the names Oxmul, Polok Ceh, Nichak, Cuzam, Chan Much, Tzakan and Chankiuik. Mérida which was founded in … Continue reading

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German officials hand back 49 precolumbian objects

As stated in a press release of the ministery of science and arts of the German state of Hesse, the officials handed back 49 prehispanic objects to the Mexican ambassador in Germany, Francisco Nicolás González Díaz. The objects had been … Continue reading

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