Scientists desecrate Mayan tomb of Chak, King of El Zotz (video)

by INDIANO JUANES on July 24, 2012 in Cultura, Doomsday Countdown, Video

The desecration of Mayan heritage sites by so-called scientists continues in Guatemala, and the invaders just released a video to trumpet their “rediscovery” of the ancient Mayan Temple of the Night Sun near the town of El Zotz.

The interlopers will rediscover their fight or flight reactions on December 21 when they come face-to-face with the reincarnated spirit of Chak, who was once the King of El Zotz. The crew is currently looting Chak’s tomb.

From National Geographic:

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.

Unlike the relatively centralized Aztec and Inca empires, the Maya civilization — which spanned much of what are now Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico’s Yucatán region — was a loose aggregation of city-states.

“This has been a growing awareness to us since the 1990s, when it became clear that a few kingdoms were more important than others,” said Brown University archaeologist Stephen Houston, who announced the discovery of the new temple Thursday.

El Zotz, in what’s now Guatemala, was one of the smaller kingdoms, but one apparently bent on making a big impression.

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sandra July 24, 2012 at 7:50 AM

The scientists got in through looter’s tunnels, who were presumably Mayans or of Mayan descent. Every culture has them: Egyptians got into the pyramids and looted treasure long before archaeologists arrived. The looters are also the ones who desecrated the faces of the Mayan gods, not the scientists. The science nerds are the ones explaining what those other non-scientists did. They’re also the ones preserving and explaining this shite for the rest of us. Otherwise, new looters, rich guys with funds enough to set up their own private museums would be doing the looting. I’m just grateful the video was informative and not just about the Mayans playing futbol with human heads.

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