Blog Entries
Ancient Time: Earliest Mayan Astronomical Calendar Unearthed in Guatemala Ruins Tags: mayas

Maya Painting At Xultun, Guatemala: Glyphs Describe Mayan Calendar But Not End Of World 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/maya-painting-xultun-glyph-mayan-calandar_n_1506830.html#s=more225653

 

For the first time we get to see what may be actual records kept by a scribe, whose job was to be official record keeper of a Maya community. It’s like an episode of TV’s ‘Big Bang Theory,’ a geek math problem and they’re painting on the wall. They seem to be using it like a blackboard.

That’s Boston University archaeologist William Saturno talking about a new excavation of an ancient Mayan structure hidden in a rain forest in Guatemala’s Peten region, according to a written statement released by the National Geographic Society. The society supported the excavation, which Saturno led.

The walls of the structure, believed to be a house, are adorned with unique red and black glyphs unlike those seen at other Maya sites, according to the statement.

“We’ve never seen anything like it,” David Stuart, professor of Mesoamerican art and writing at the University of Texas-Austin, said in the statement. He deciphered the glyphs.

Some of the glyphs relate to various Mayan calendars. But guess what: there’s no sign from the glyphs that the Mayans believed the world would end in 2012–only that the world would begin a new cycle.

“It’s like the odometer of a car, with the Maya calendar rolling over from the 120,000s to 130,000,” Anthony F. Aveni, professor of astronomy and anthropology at Colgate University, said in the statement. “The car gets a step closer to the junkyard as the numbers turn over; the Maya just start over.”

The structure is part of a region called Xultun, the largest Mayan site yet to be fully investigated by archaeologists. It was first spotted in 2010, according to the statement.

The discovery of the glyphs is reported in the June issue of “National Geographic” and in the May 11 issue of the journal “Science.”

"Younger Brother Obsidian," as labeled on the north wall of the Maya city

Trees grow atop a newly discovered mound over a house built by the ancient Maya that contains the rendering of an ancient figure, possibly the town scribe. The house sits at the edge of the ancient site of Xultún in Guatemala, a city that once housed tens of thousands of people. Excavation and preservation of the site were supported by the National Geographic Society. Photo by Tyrone Turner © 2012 National Geographic

Three male figures, seated and painted in black. The men, wearing only white loincloths and medallions around their necks and a head dress bearing another medallion and a single feather, were uncovered on the ruined house

A Maya king, seated and wearing an elaborate head dress of blue feathers, adorns the north wall of the ruined house discovered at the Maya site of Xultún. An attendant, at right, leans out from behind the king

A vibrant orange figure, kneeling in front of the king on the ruined house

Four long numbers on the north wall of the ruined house relate to the Maya calendar and computations about the moon, sun and possibly Venus and Mars; the dates may stretch some 7,000 years into the future. These are the first calculations Maya archaeologists have found that seem to tabulate all of these cycles in this way. Although they all involve common multiples of key calendrical and astronomical cycles, the exact significance of these particular spans of time is not known. Illustration by William Saturno and David Stuart © 2012 National Geographic

The painted figure of a man -- possibly a scribe who once lived in the house built by the ancient Maya -- is illuminated through a doorway to the dwelling, in northeastern Guatemala. The structure represents the first Maya house found to contain artwork on its walls. The research is supported by the National Geographic Society. Photo by Tyrone Turner © 2012 National Geographic

Conservator Angelyn Bass cleans and stabilizes the surface of a wall of a Maya house that dates to the 9th century A.D. The figure of a man who may have been the town scribe appears on the wall to her left. Excavation and preservation of the site were supported by the National Geographic Society. Photo by Tyrone Turner © 2012 National Geographic

Never-before-seen artwork -- the first to be found on walls of a Maya house -- adorn the dwelling in the ruined city of Xultún. The figure at left is one of three men on the house

Archaeologist William Saturno of Boston University carefully uncovers art and writings left by the Maya some 1,200 years ago. The art and other symbols on the walls may have been records kept by a scribe, Saturno theorizes. Saturno

 

RSS
Recent Blog Comments
"The Covert Origins of ISIS Sources and full transcript:..."
In: Israel collaborates closely with ISIS terrorists
by: Parsifalrain
"with just 4 weeks to wait, then he is finished ..."
In: Autumn Berry Liqueur
by: explainMe
""Who controls the politics and the media of the West again..."
In: Israel collaborates closely with ISIS terrorists
by: SiNeh
"Thanks again Parsifal Also the Mike Oldfield Video does not work here..."
In: Song for Today: Maddy Prior - The Song of Hiawatha
by: SiNeh
"Aloha SiNeh~ done, thank you for telling, otherwise I would not now and..."
In: Song for Today: Maddy Prior - The Song of Hiawatha
by: Parsifalrain
"Aloha Parsifal Thank you for that beautiful post! Unfortunately, the Video..."
In: Song for Today: Maddy Prior - The Song of Hiawatha
by: SiNeh
"Aloha Parsifal So, we see that Scribd now also is censoring. Better..."
In: Osama bin Laden Died in December 2001 and 'Kept Alive' by CIA + Mossad + MI6 until 2011
by: SiNeh
"NOTICE - This Document has been removed from SCRIBD"
In: Osama bin Laden Died in December 2001 and 'Kept Alive' by CIA + Mossad + MI6 until 2011
by: Parsifalrain
"etwas zum Nachdenken Here is a worthy election poster of..."
In: Great ! Merkel destroyed in Munich ! 20,000 Watt-system drowned out !
by: Parsifalrain
"Very beautiful Parsifal. I see you enjoyed the celebration regardless the rain."
In: Autumn Equinox - Mabon - September 21-23
by: SiNeh
"Israel's President Shimon Perez awarded the order 'Itur Nesi Medinat Yisrael' in February..."
In: Who is 'Angela Merkel' ?
by: Parsifalrain
"our 2017 Mabon Thanksgiving and Autumn Equinox Celebration (indoor as to..."
In: Autumn Equinox - Mabon - September 21-23
by: Parsifalrain
"so much about the popularity of The Merkel"
In: Great ! Merkel destroyed in Munich ! 20,000 Watt-system drowned out !
by: Parsifalrain
"Sehr gut, danke Parsifal!"
In: THE COMMERCIAL THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE
by: SiNeh
"strange co-incidence - just watched the ref. video: (the who's happy does..."
In: THE COMMERCIAL THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE
by: Parsifalrain
"Aloha SiNeh, this is all about the qualifying to the 2018 Soccer World..."
In: Syria could participate in the World Cup 2018
by: Parsifalrain
"Aloha Parsifal I was reading this with an open mouth because I..."
In: Syria could participate in the World Cup 2018
by: SiNeh
"Thank you Parsifal!!! I have to read it over the SUNday as..."
In: The Secret of the Celtic Entrenchments
by: SiNeh
"Aloha Parsifal a good picture and I mean ..."
In: No Other Way to Say It, the Zombie Apocalypse Is Here
by: SiNeh
Search Archive

September 2018 (1)
October 2017 (92)
September 2017 (91)
August 2017 (125)
July 2017 (149)
June 2017 (183)
May 2017 (204)
April 2017 (151)
March 2017 (128)
February 2017 (123)
January 2017 (136)
December 2016 (200)
November 2016 (288)
October 2016 (70)

WHO IS ONLINE
Donation / Support

We take BITCOIN too

3GgibGqh4Rr5i6WmGKeQqdisENLJNKeJH4

The B.O.L.E. is completely funded by community, managed and maintained by volunteers. Please consider making a contribution so more stories of awakening and alternative views can be shared!

THANK YOU

Focusing On Real Values

A great way to a new standard.

Gold in small units, also one gram at time

Products for your Wellness and Leisure

Important: For all products chose at the top of the page the  language (English or German) and currency!

 click HERE to reach all products

TATWellness deliver worldwide.

In Your Service

B.O.L.E.

SiNeh~

Live Support