The Mayans reveal their darkest mysteries: New excavation reveals secrets of their calendar – including black-clad figures and symbols never seen before
A vast city built by the ancient Mayan civilisation and discovered nearly a century ago in modern day Guatemala is finally starting to yield its secrets – including a hint that apocalyptic predictions around the ‘end’ of the Mayan Calendar may be wrong.
Excavating for the first time in the sprawling complex of Xultzn in Guatemala’s Peten region, archaeologists have uncovered a structure that contains what appears to be a work space for the town’s scribe.
Its walls are adorned with unique paintings – one depicting a line-up of men in black uniforms, and hundreds of scrawled numbers – many calculations relating to the Mayan calendar, and stretching up to 7,000 years into the future.
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