Slovenian archaeologist Ivan Šprajc is behind discovery of three significant ruins in the remote jungles of the Yucatán peninsula. Ivan Šprajc. likes · 3 talking about this. Archaeology and archaeoastronomy of Mesoamerica. Ivan Šprajc. likes · 2 talking about this. Archaeology and archaeoastronomy of Mesoamerica.
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Archaeologist Šprajc returns to Yucatan for vital answers about the Maya
Esta foto fue tomada en otra fecha. Already, he says, obviously modified monuments and unusual finds in the newly discovered cities suggest they might one day be the centre of new ideas about what happened to the Maya in those key centuries.
Hong Kong welcomes withwatching fireworks show. He and his team were able to find Tamchen, Lagunita, and Chactun through the spgajc of aerial photographs of the Calakmul biosphere reserve, and Sprajc says that he has seen dozens of other potential sites in the photographs future expeditions will depend upon the availability of supplies and funding.
Initial efforts to use satellite images proved fruitless, with even known sites with sprsjc coordinates indistinguishable beneath the forest. Stars Screen Binge Culture Media.
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The real-life Indiana Jones on the hunt for lost ancient Mayan cities in Mexico
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Lidar images helped us to locate and follow a few causeways. However, recent discoveries by Vian archaeologist Ivan Sprajc have revealed ican of a vast and ancient civilization that spawned far more than a few doomsday prophecies. We are almost ready for the next archaeological expedition into the jungle of eastern Campeche, Mexico, and I want to give my sincere thanks to all persons and organisms that have provided financial support: Many buildings and architectural assemblages have uncommon configuration.
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But in the heat of the jungle, science can only get you so far. But then there is reward that comes when the contours of a plaza, palace or pyramid emerge from beneath the tree cover, or inscriptions that could help explain them are revealed by brushing off undergrowth.
It appears that, by the Late and Terminal Classic, the whole landscape was sprsjc modified and exploited for agricultural purposes and water management, as attested by modified aguadas, canals, terraces, ridges and boundary walls.
While the discovery of three ancient cities so close together may seem extraordinary, Sprajc notes that there are many other Mayan ruins iban have yet to be uncovered. Sprajc said that obviously modified monuments and unusual finds in the newly discovered cities suggested they might one day be the centre of new ideas about what happened to the Maya. Po sledeh Majev z moderno tehnologijo. A giant fang on the “monster mouth” portal at Lagunita. Keeping a constant eye out for deadly snakes can be nerve-wracking.
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Sincehe and his team have discovered more than 80 ancient Mayan cities in the jungles of Mexico, few of which the modern world had known before.
Next year they plan to explore the south section of the scanned area.
All three cities have been dated back to the 8th century. It was a sort of globalized Mayan world. But in terms of the thrill of discovery, it doesn’t get any better than his encounter with Lagunita’s monster portal.
Now back in Ljubljana, attached to the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Sprajc returns whenever he can secure funding. The latest expedition was conducted by the Chactun Regional Project: Kako je bilo takrat lepo!
Archaeologist Ivan Sprajc says it is worth braving the jungle and deadly creatures if the reward is finding lost Mayan cities.
What does it feel like to find a lost city?