Mayan Stairway reveals a longer chapter of missing history.
September 19, 2002 5:27 AM   Subscribe

Mayan Stairway reveals a longer chapter of missing history. New glyphs revealed by a hurricane at Dos Pilas, Guatemala, tell of "the attack on Dos Pilas by Calakmul in this powerful kingdom’s strategy to control the river trade routes between the Maya Lowlands and the Highlands of Guatemala in the Southwestern Petén and the resulting Dos Pilas’ acceptance of a subservient role in this affair." Same report in Spanish. There is also a weak New York Times report.
posted by Mo Nickels (5 comments total)
A fabulous related blog: The Daily Glyph.

A quick summary of Mayan history.

A site filled with links an information about Mesoamerica, Mesoweb.
posted by Mo Nickels at 5:30 AM on September 19, 2002

Wow! It's amazing that stuff gets buried like that. Who knows what we haven't seen around the world because we've either built on top of it or nature has just taken it over (like in this case; check out pictures 1, 2 & 8 from the report).

Thanks for the links!
posted by evening at 5:49 AM on September 19, 2002

More stuff about the Maya at
posted by kate_fairfax at 7:51 AM on September 19, 2002

And, um, more at National Geographic
posted by kate_fairfax at 8:04 AM on September 19, 2002

There are some more photos of Dos Pilas at
posted by Xoc at 3:56 PM on September 19, 2002

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