Searching for Dead Geometries Amidst the Trees

As the analytical tools of archaeology rapidly shift toward the use of non-invasive, digital visualization—including such things as ground-penetrating radar and LiDAR—we're seeing more and more examples of archaeologists setting off into distant landscapes, drones in hand. » 12/19/13 11:20am 12/19/13 11:20am

A 2,300 Year Old Mayan Pyramid Was Destroyed for a New Road

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. » 5/15/13 1:00am 5/15/13 1:00am

Astronomers Discover Huge Comet Hurtling Towards Us

The Mayan Apocalypse nutcases will pass out when they learn that two Russian astronomers have discovered a new and gigantic comet coming in our direction—a huge two-mile wide ball of ice and rock that "may [become] one of the brightest in history." The comet is now passing by Saturn, gaining speed and becoming… » 10/01/12 11:22am 10/01/12 11:22am

Gigantic 18,000 Pound Chocolate Mayan Temple Predicts the End of the…

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. » 5/15/12 10:00am 5/15/12 10:00am

Lost Mayan City Found Hidden Under the Jungle

Thanks to 3D mapping, archaeologists have found the ancient Mayan city of Holtun, or Head of Stone. It's been long known that something was there but because of centuries of jungle covering the area, it was nearly impossible to know exactly what it was. The 3D topographical map effectively 'erased' the rain forest… » 4/27/11 7:20pm 4/27/11 7:20pm