Wolfgang Baur (the_monkey_king) wrote,
Wolfgang Baur

Get Yer Mayan Freak On

I love the Mayans. They're so alien to anything we think we understand. The cenote sacrifices, the awesome writing system, the soap opera city states. And the NY Times is reporting on some new discoveries in Guatemala. Plus, they seem to have built and abandoned cities with some regularity. The article photo is credited to National Geographic, so I hope there's much more information to come.

I gotta get back down to the Yucatan one of these days. The snakes are big enough to eat my dog, the heat is fierce, it rains constantly, there are no rivers to speak of, and it's just unearthly to me that anyone built a high civilization in such a hostile land.
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