Petén Department http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/46602/all en Carbon dating pinpoints Mayan calendar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/carbon-dating-pinpoints-mayan-calendar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Carbon-dating of an ancient beam from a Guatemalan temple may help end a century-long debate about the Mayan calendar, anthropologists said on Thursday.</p> <p>Experts have long wrangled over how the Mayan calendar -- which leapt to global prominence last year when the superstitious said it predicted the end of the world -- correlates to the European calendar.</p> <p>Texts and carvings from this now-extinct culture describe rulers and great events and attribute the dates according to a complex system denoted by dots and bars, known as the Long Count.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/carbon-dating-pinpoints-mayan-calendar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Mesoamerican pyramids Petén Department AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:16:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5811383 at http://www.globalpost.com Archaeologists discover lost Maya city in Mexican jungle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/archaeologists-discover-lost-maya-city-mexican-jungle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Luc Cohen</p> <p>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.</p> <p>The team, led by Ivan Sprajc, associate professor at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, found 15 pyramids - including one that stands 75 feet tall - ball courts, plazas and tall, sculpted stone shafts called stelae.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130621/archaeologists-discover-lost-maya-city-mexican-jungle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas History of North America Petén Department Thomson Reuters Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:56:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5863525 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-Guatemalan soldier sentenced to prison for lying on US citizenship forms about massacre http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140210/ex-guatemalan-soldier-be-sentenced-lying-about-massacre <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A former Guatemalan special forces soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in an American prison for lying on his U.S. citizenship papers about his alleged role in a civil war massacre more than three decades ago.</p> <p>U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips also stripped 55-year-old Jorge Sosa of his U.S. citizenship.</p> <p>Sosa was convicted last year of lying on his 2007 naturalization application about his role in the Guatemalan military and alleged participation in the killing of at least 160 people in the village of Dos Erres in 1982.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140210/ex-guatemalan-soldier-be-sentenced-lying-about-massacre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dos Erres massacre Guatemala Jorge Sosa Law Petén Department War The Canadian Press Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:02:57 +0000 The Canadian Press 6066295 at http://www.globalpost.com