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Hallan espectacular friso maya en Guatemala

City of Holmul, Peten region, Guatemala. Archaeologist Anya Shetler cleans an inscription below an ancient stucco frieze recently unearthed in the buried Maya city of Holmul.

The Almost Complete Greek God Family Tree - Aphrodite is hilarious! How they tied her in!

The Almost Complete Greek God Family Tree

The Greek god family tree. (Not pictured: literally thousands of minor gods, demigods, and folks of a mythological persuasion.

La figura reclinada a la derecha puede representar a un gobernante capturado dado su penacho de plumas y los hoyos en su protector de cadera sugieren derrota. A la izquierda está parado un victorioso noble o rey quien lleva la vestimenta del juego de pelota con protección adicional en el brazo, cadera y rodilla. Este individuo también tiene penacho de plumas y elementos de su vestimenta que sugieren que es un guerrero.

La figura reclinada a la derecha puede representar a un gobernante capturado dado su penacho de plumas y los hoyos en su protector de cadera sugieren derrota. A la izquierda está parado un victorioso noble o rey quien lleva la vestimenta del juego de pelota con protección adicional en el brazo, cadera y rodilla. Este individuo también tiene penacho de plumas y elementos de su vestimenta que sugieren que es un guerrero.

Archaeologists have discovered a Maya temple, lost for 1,600 years, deep in the Guatemalan jungle. Read more about it at the link

Recently discovered Diablo Pyramid, El Zotz, Guatemala with 5 foot tall stucco masks on the exterior. This whole pyramid was painted red.

Mayan Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw Limestone 761 CE Mexico Guatemala or Belize (1)

Mayan Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw Limestone 761 CE Mexico Guatemala or Belize…

For Emma, Forever Ago

An entry from Maja

Hope Valley, Derbyshire - The Hope Valley is a rural area centred on the village of Hope, Derbyshire in the Peak District in the northern Midlands of England.

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid, Maya Temple of the inscriptions, Palenque.   « Pakal lies on top of the “earth monster.” Below him are the open jaws of a jaguar, symbolizing Xibalba. Above him is the Celestial Bird, perched atop the Cosmic Tree (represented by a cross) which, in turn, holds a Serpent in its branches. Thus, in the image Pakal lies between two worlds: the heavens and the underworld. »  (photo by Asaf Braverman; description from wikipedia)

Pakal Sarcophagus Lid depiction of King Pakal CE) in the jaws of the underworld symbolic of his death and journey into the underworld and resurrection with the Maize God. Temple of the Inscriptions Palenque Mexico.

The Riverstone Fold at Deadman's Gill near Middleton-in-Teasdale, Cumbria, UK. By Andy Goldsworthy.

River Stone Fold by Andy Goldworthy River Stone Fold, Deadman Gill Photos from our visit to several of Andy Goldsworthy's sheepfold project installations dotted around Cumbria. This is the Riverstone Fold at Deadman's Gill near Middleton-in-Teasdale.

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The middle one absolutely positively Is NOT the Maize god. The "IL" looking script as well as the swirl on the forehead indicate that this is a female goddess.

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