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Guatemalan farmers protest land seizures and high electric costs

Guatemala City - An estimated 20,000 farmers protested the government’s continued confiscation of land for hydroelectric facilities and power lines. The demonstration shut down parts of the capital on Friday.

Video: Mayan ceremony at 'Star Wars' temple in Guatemala

While most of us are chuckling over the non-happening apocalypse (and some are secretly relieved it didn't happen), the Mayans are taking the date more seriously, as they already knew the world wasn't ending today.

No apocalypse is coming — Another Maya calendar has been found

Breathe a sigh of relief. Another Maya calendar has been found and there is absolutely no mention of December 21, 2012.

Mayans did not predict end of the world in 2012, expert says

Mexico - A German archaeologist Sven Gronemeyer of La Trobe University in Australia, says he has been studying Mayan tablets which make reference to 2012. The archaeologist says the tablets do not predict the end of the world, but the beginning of a new era.

Maya 'lost city' revealed in Central America

Belmopan - Airborne surveys using optical technology over the Central American country of Belize have revealed new images of an ancient Maya metropolis that is far larger than previously thought.

Toronto-Based Alias|Wavefront is Awarded Oscar for Technical Achievement

LOS ANGELES - On March 23, Hollywood will honor its best at the Oscars - the annual awards for excellence in movie-making. But some who work behind the scenes have already earned their plaudits, with presentation of the scientific and technical Oscars....
 

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During the Maya Classic Period  it is estimated that the Petén Basin was home to several million pe...
During the Maya Classic Period, it is estimated that the Petén Basin was home to several million people, being one of the most densely populated regions of the world at the time. You can see Tikal rising above the jungle canopy
Urbanarcheology
Ancient ruins of Teotihuacan.
Ancient ruins of Teotihuacan.
fklv (Obsolete hipster) via Flickr
Temple 5C-54 (the Lost World Pyramid)  part of a large E-Group complex dating to the Preclassic. Tik...
Temple 5C-54 (the Lost World Pyramid), part of a large E-Group complex dating to the Preclassic. Tikal, Peten, Guatemala. Restored west face.
Simon Burchell
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Textile Museum of Canada
The sacbe or white road  shown here with a drainage canal on the left and several corn plants preser...
The sacbe or white road, shown here with a drainage canal on the left and several corn plants preserved by ash on the right, is roughly 1,400 years old and was found near El Salvador
Photo courtesy Payson Sheets, University of Colorado
The ruins of the ancient Maya city of Palenque
The ruins of the ancient Maya city of Palenque
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