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CSAkidA 15-year-old from Quebec, Canada, has pinpointed the location of a lost Mayan city, and he found it by looking at the stars.

The Independent reports:

A 15-year-old boy believes he has discovered a forgotten Mayan city using satellite photos and Mayan astronomy.

Maya civilization chose the location of its towns and cities according to its star constellations. [Mas…]

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Company claims indigenous communities lived on maiz, tortillas and McRibs

(PNS reporting from CHICHEN ITZA) In a fresh effort by McDonald’s to prove that “tamales are a thing of the past,” the U.S. food chain has opened locations at famed Aztec and Mayan sites of Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza, with plans to expand to Guatemala’s Tikal and Peru’s Machu Picchu, according to a spokesperson. [Mas…]

maya codexThe meaning of the intricate and striking hieroglyphs of the ancient Mayans have resisted decoding for centuries, but now some scientists claim the secrets will soon be revealed.

Ancient Origins reports:

For hundreds of years, linguists have been trying to decode the ancient hieroglyphic script of the Mayans, left behind on monument carvings, painted pottery, and drawn in handmade bark-paper books. [Mas…]

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A jade stone Zapotec Aztec Mayan skull whistle sounds like this (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO December 1, 2014 Cultura
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Musician Xavier Quijas Yxayotl blows a “death whistle” made from jade stone (Silvato de la Muerte hecho en Jade). A death whistle? Huh? Via the Oregon Flute store:

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The Chipotle Diaries: Is this pseudo Mayan ‘art’ a tribute or ripoff?

by TACO D. TOWNE November 21, 2014 Cultura
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When we last visited the Chipotle Mexican Grill saga, the issue was the inability of the food chain to find any Latino writers to feature on their writer-decorated packaging. Have they learned? An observant blogger and Mayan art geek in Philadelphia visited a Center City Chipotle Mexican Grill location and did a quick double-take when […]

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La Cucaracha’s Latino Heritage Month Moment: Calendars (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 30, 2014 Cartoons
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Was Batman really BatMayan? One artist says ‘¡Si!’ (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO September 19, 2014 Cultura
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Long story short: Batman is 75 years old and Warner Home Entertainment Mexico and the Mexican Museum of Design commissioned local artists to make their own Batdudes — en estilo mexicano. Behance.net esplains:

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La Cucaracha: What’s today’s date on the Aztec Calendar? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 9, 2014 Cartoons
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Massive ancient Mayan cities found deep in Mexican jungle

by Moctezuma Cortés August 25, 2014 El Now
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Archeologists have re-discovered two ancient Mayan cities deep in the Yucatan jungle — massive cities with plazas, buildings and pyramids, some over six stories high. One spectacular find was a monster mouth portal carved with a stylized earth monster eye and fangs along the doorway jamb (photo.) The cities, Lagunita and Tamchen, flourished in what […]

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Want to save the planet? All the cool Mayans ride bikes (toon)

by EresNerd August 1, 2014 Cartoons
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Image via Metzican. PREVIOUSLY ON MAYANS AND AZTECS AND OLMECS, OH MY:

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Area futbol fans celebrate El Tri’s 3-1 victory over Croatia (photo)

by Especial Correspondents June 25, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from HUNTINGTON PARK, CALIFAS) Hundreds of local athletic supporters — fans of the Mexican World Cup futbol team — celebrated El Tri’s 3-1 victory over Croatia Monday afternoon (photo, above). The celebration was mostly peaceful and Huntington Park police said only four fans were arrested — three for disorderly conduct and one for […]

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How popcorn (hecho en Peru circa 4700 BCE) pops [video]

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 4, 2014 Cultura
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Popcorn — palomitas de maíz — was discovered-invented-perfected in Peru circa 4700 BCE, the very first domesticated corn product. Watch how the corn pops, up close and personal.

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Locally-grown Mexican chocolate is an ‘act of resistance’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN February 4, 2014 Cultura
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The Aztecs and Mayans released the magic of chocolate (originally, xocolatl) to the world, only to lose the industry to Europe. Now, growing and processing chocolate in Mexico is virtually an An Act of Resistance. Video by The Perennial Plate. To find out about food tours like this, check out Intrepid Travel.

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La Cucaracha: Walkin’ in an alien wonderland (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 6, 2014 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY ON ANCIENT ALIENS:

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Breaking: Ancient Mayan pyramid foreclosed on, demolished

by Lalo Alcaraz May 14, 2013 Doomsday Countdown
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(PNS reporting from BELIZE CITY) The Nohmul complex, an ancient Mayan pyramid in the north of this Central American country, was recently bulldozed by a local contractor who used the crushed rock to “fill” a road. Nohmul was utilized as a ceremonial center 2,300 years ago. After public outcry from archaeologists, local authorities said they […]

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HipHopAlkatraz and Midget Loco: ‘Me-xicano’ (NSFW music video)

by JUAN Q. PUBLIC March 1, 2013 Cultura
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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. HipHopAlkatraz and Midget Loco are proud to say Me Xicano. (NSFW language.)

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POCHO web server crashes as Doomsday Clock hits 00:00:00

by Comic Saenz December 22, 2012 Corporate
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POCHO’s web server crashed — along with the Mayan Calendar — at midnight Friday when our Mayan Apocalypse Doomsday Countdown Clock (since disabled) shut down at 00:00:00. If you stopped by after midnight — we rebooted at 7:30 AM — here’s what you saw and heard. Can you help POCHO upgrade our infrastructure?

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Breaking: Venezuelan astronomer reveals Mayan Apocalypse schedule

by EDUARDO BURRO December 21, 2012 Doomsday Countdown
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Email from astronomer and Venezuelan native Ricardo Salamé Páez details today’s schedule for the Mayan Apocalypse: HORARIO DEL FIN DEL MUNDO para los Habla Hispana 06:30 – Apertura del Fin 07:00 – Lluvia de meteoritos 08:30 – Llegada del primer tsunami 10:00 – Bienvenida de los ovnis 10:30 – flashmob baile de ovnis al estilo […]

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La Cucaracha from January, 2012: Prophecies of Doom (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 21, 2012 Cartoons
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Mayan Galactus ends the world as we know it (toon)

by Gabriel Tellez Jr. December 20, 2012 Cartoons
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China busts Mayan Apocalypse rumor spreaders, ex-USSR in panic mode

by HOSS BERGER December 17, 2012 Doomsday Countdown
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Denial is not only a river in Egypt but also an official policy of the Chinese Communist Party as the police state’s police arrested dozens for trying to warn the captive population about the Mayan Apocalypse Friday. [Be sure to synchronize your chronometers for The End of the World As We Know It with the […]

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