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How Many Mayans Were There?

The traces of ancient corn farms could reveal how many people lived in a legendary Maya city, a new study suggests. Full story

Archaeologists discover lost Maya city in Mexican jungle

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Archaeologists have found an ancient Maya city that remained hidden for centuries in the rain forests of eastern Mexico, a discovery in a remote nature reserve they hope will yield clues about how the civilization collapsed around 1,000 years ago. Full story

Guatemala's Maya finally find justice over civil war crimes

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Ana Caba fled her home to live in remote mountains for nearly a decade after Guatemalan troops razed her indigenous Maya village and dozens like it in a brutal counter-insurgency campaign in the early 1980s. Full story

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Oldest Maya Sun Observatory Hints at Origin of Civilization

Drought Led to Civilization Collapse, Mayan Calendar Suggests

Maya Blue Paint Recipe Deciphered

Ancient Maya predicted 1991 solar eclipse

Mayan What? Apocalypse 2012 Quiet So Far

How the Maya calendar really works

5 Maya apocalypse myths debunked

4 Days 'Til Doomsday? Not Really

Mexico's Maya face Dec. 21 with ancestral calm

Maya used clay balls to cook food

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  Are we investing enough in the United States?

Columbia's Dr. Jeffrey Sachs wrote a recent essay on how NOT to make America great, which he says is easily accomplished by cutting government investment in people and programs. Dr. Sachs joins Morning Joe to further discuss his piece. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's Maya MacGuineas

  Dr. David Stuart: The Maya are a remarkable civilization

Dr. David Stuart, a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Texas-Austin, is a Maya expert and says the Maya created a culture of sophistication and artistry. Stuart calls the Maya calendar an “incredible invention.”

  ‘We’re very respectful of Maya traditions’

Belisa Barbachano, the innovative owner of the Hacienda Chichen resort in Mexico, teaches Maya culture and traditions as well as serving the local community. Barbachano says she was afraid of losing ancient Maya traditions and has worked to keep the language and culture alive.

  Wimoweh 'Borderlands 2' trailer sings carnage

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INAH handout photo shows the remains of a building at the newly discovered ancient Maya city Chactun in Yucatan peninsula
INAH handout photo shows the remains of a building at the newly discovered ancient Maya city Chactun in Yucatan peninsula

The remains of a building are pictured at the newly discovered ancient Maya city Chactun in Yucatan peninsula in this undated handout picture by National Institute of Anthropology and History made available to Reuters June 18, 2013. Archaeologists have found the ancient Maya city that remained hidd

INAH handout photo shows a sculpted stone shaft called stelae at the newly discovered ancient Maya city Chactun in Yucatan peninsula
INAH handout photo shows a sculpted stone shaft called stelae at the newly discovered ancient Maya city Chactun in Yucatan peninsula

A sculpted stone shaft called stelae is pictured at the newly discovered ancient Maya city Chactun in Yucatan peninsula in this undated handout picture by National Institute of Anthropology and History made available to Reuters June 18, 2013. Archaeologists have found the ancient Maya city that rem

INAH handout photo shows sculpted stone shafts called stelae at the newly discovered ancient Maya city Chactun in Yucatan peninsula
INAH handout photo shows sculpted stone shafts called stelae at the newly discovered ancient Maya city Chactun in Yucatan peninsula

Sculpted stone shafts called stelae are pictured at the newly discovered ancient Maya city Chactun in Yucatan peninsula in this May 31, 2013 handout picture by National Institute of Anthropology and History made available to Reuters June 18, 2013. Archaeologists have found the ancient Maya city tha