Kukulkan Temple, at the Chichen Itza archaelogical site in Mexico, isn't just an impressive architectural achievement. It also uses physics to make bird calls. That's right, a stone temple has the ability to mimic the sounds a local bird. Let's see the pyramids at Giza do that!
Recent findings suggest the massive sinkhole off the coast of Belize known (quite logically) as the Great Blue Hole may hold the key to solving the mysterious end of the Maya civilization.
I must be a horrible person because I howled so hard when I saw this CGI footage by Dave Fothergill that shows computer generated people falling down over and over again as they get swept around by a swinging metal fence. Don't get me wrong, I'm rooting for these clumsy CGI folk to make it through but I'm laughing at…
While in some belief systems, the afterlife can only be accessed by spiritual means, in others, the underworld could be accessed directly from the Earth. Here are 13 real spots that people have thought (and in a few cases, still do) lead straight to the lands of the dead.
Pokémon get a new, Maya-inspired look in the hands of artist Monarobot. These modern monsters look majestic with their ornate, Mesoamerican makeovers.
Archaeologists are calling it a "once-in-a-lifetime find" — a 1,400 year-old frieze vividly decorated with images of gods and rulers. Considered a work of art, the carving is shedding new light into this ancient culture.
Poring over satellite photos of remote Mexican jungle areas, scientists believed they saw hints of an ancient Maya city hidden in the foliage. And on Friday, a group of archaeologists led by Ivan Sprajc announced they'd visited the area and made an incredible find.
An investigation is now underway after one of the largest Maya pyramids in Belize was bulldozed to extract materials for a road project.
In your horrific bulldozing news of the day, a construction company found it to be a good idea to destroy one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids just so they can use its materials for crushed rock in a road-building project. The 2,300 year old pyramid survived Mother Nature but fell to idiot man. Nice.
Over 3,000 years ago, in the warm, fertile lands that are now Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala, the great Maya civilization arose — its vast pyramid temples appearing to come out of nowhere. But new evidence suggests a fascinating origin for this ancient, advanced culture.
Here in the United States, we're mostly treating tomorrow's scheduled End of Days as a bit of a joke — but in China, it's deadly serious. At least, serious enough for the Chinese government to round up and detain 500 members of the Church of Almighty God, a Chinese religious sect, for spreading the notion that the…
Just because Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard knows that the world isn't going to end this month doesn't mean she can't have a little fun with the doomsday predictions. She recorded this video for Australia's Triple J radio and, in grand deadpan, warns us of the world's greatest apocalyptic threat: K-pop.
There are two things I am pissed about. One, the new age dumbasses who think that the ancient Maya predicted the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012. And two, the people who revel in debunking these predictions based on the logic that all doomsday prophesies are unscientific. Because here is the thing. The issue is not…
The Maya civilization was among the most advanced in history, and its disintegration has perplexed researchers for ages. One of the most compelling theories to date suggests that a shifting climate, playing puppeteer to sociopolitical marionettes, had a devastating role in the Maya's downfall. Now, researchers have…
Snakes. In the ancient Maya ruins where I'm working at with archaeologists, the creatures we fear most are probably the snakes.
National Geographic is reporting on the remarkable discovery and analysis of a 1,600 year old ancient Maya temple in Guatemala. Called the Temple of the Night Sun, it features a series of striking stone monuments, including various depictions of the Maya sun god as a shark, jaguar, and blood drinker. Archaeologists…
Everybody talks about the apocalypse, but almost nobody actually prepares for it. But let's say you're one of the few visionaries who actually plans for every eventuality. You've been stashing your supplies. You've built a personal bunker, or you've purchased your own spot in a communal "survival suite."
To celebrate Quinza's 30th anniversary and the opening of the company's new chocolate institute, chefs Francois Mellet and Stephane Treand created this six-foot tall 18,239 pound chocolate Mayan temple. It wasn't the Europeans that wiped out the Mayans, it was diabetes.
For years, archaeologists have referred to an ancient set of texts known as the Maya codices to study that ancient civilization's relationship with astronomy and time. But now, a team of archaeologists has discovered a set of murals, hieroglyphs, and astronomical calendars deep in the rainforests of Guatemala, that…
According to recently uncovered jungle etchings, the great Mayan 2012 Apocalypse myth is not only just that—the Mayan calendar actually allowed for octillions of years of world history. So, um, I guess we can all relax now!