Category: William Saturno

Precision Calendar Found in Mayan Ruins

May 14th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, William Saturno 0 comments

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A bunch of opportunistic doomsdayists have predicted, based on their warping of the Mayan calendar, that the world end in December…

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Found: The Oldest Maya Calendar (and No, the World’s Still Not Ending)

May 14th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Time, William Saturno 0 comments

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Here’s what’s not going to happen this year: the earth won’t end on Dec. 12; it won’t be swallowed by a black hole, consumed by the sun or get taken out by a collision with the imaginary planet Nibiru..

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Maya Artwork Uncovered In A Guatemalan Forest

May 13th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, NPR, William Saturno 0 comments

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Archaeologists working in one of the most impenetrable rain forests in Guatemala have stumbled on a remarkable discovery: a room full of wall paintings and numerical calculations…

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Maya wall calendar

May 12th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, William Saturno 0 comments

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The city of Xultun is an ancient Maya settlement, located in present day Guatemala.

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Mayan art and calendar at Xultun stun archaeologists

May 11th, 2012 in 2012, BBC, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, William Saturno 0 comments

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Archaeologists working at the Xultun ruins of the Mayan civilisation have reported striking finds, including the oldest-known Mayan astronomical tables…

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Oldest known Maya calendar found in Guatemala

May 11th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, William Saturno 0 comments

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In the remote northeastern corner of Guatemala, archaeologists have found what appears to be the 9th century workplace of a city scribe, an unusual dwelling adorned with magnificent pictures of the king and other royals and the oldest known Maya calendar…

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End of the Mayan calendar?

May 11th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WFXT, William Saturno 0 comments

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A whole new world

May 11th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, WHDH, William Saturno 0 comments

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Calendar find changes Mayan timetable

May 11th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, William Saturno 0 comments

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In the rain-forest-covered ruins of a Mayan city dating back more than 1,100 years, an excavation led by Boston University has turned up the oldest evidence of that civilization’s mastery of astronomy – a precise lunar calendar written on what appears to be an ancient blackboard…

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Maya lunar calendar notes discovered in Guatemala

May 10th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Reuters, William Saturno 0 comments

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On the wall of a tiny structure buried under forest debris in Guatemala, archaeologists have discovered a scribe’s notes about the Maya lunar calendar, which they say could be the first known records by an official chronicler of this ancient civilization…

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