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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Dying alone in Japan: His first excavations were concentrated in an area near the border of Belize. Jose Francisco Hinojosa Hinojosa. China has built an antenna 5 times the size of Spraj York — but at what risk? It was there that he made his biggest discovery sprajd date. As There Actually Should The site had already been located in the s by American archaeologist Eric Von Euw, but all that was left from that expedition were his drawings, which Sprajc immediately recognised when he rediscovered the city this year.

It appears that, by the Late and Terminal Classic, the whole landscape was thoroughly modified and exploited for agricultural purposes and water management, as attested by modified aguadas, canals, terraces, ridges and boundary walls. But those who read German can check another review of my book: Hong Kong welcomes with uvan, watching fireworks show.

The real-life Indiana Jones who finds lost cities in the jungle

Over the years he has got used to dealing with the dangers sprajcc being in the jungle during the hectic four-month window for exploration offered by the dry season between March and June. The risk of finding nothing to show for all the effort is real.

When he moved his explorations west into the Calakmul reserve things got ivaan complicated. We will check the most representative areas in field during the next two years. Archaeologist Ivan Sprajc braves jungle to find lost Mayan cities.

Archaeologist Ivan Sprajc braves jungle to find lost Mayan cities | South China Morning Post

He has been the first to see ancient pyramids, 30 meters high, that he spotted in aerial photographs from his office among the Baroque Mitteleuropean cobbled streets of Ljubljana, Slovenia, some 10, kilometers away.


Tamchen, Sprajf and Chactun have all been dated to the 8th century, in the period immediately before the collapse of high Mayan civilisation around Sprac On several occasions we’ve had two, three weeks of just cutting through the bush to get to some location, without knowing what we would find. The north jamb of the “monster mouth” portal facade. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?

The stelae contain both hieroglyphs and pictorial carvings. Sprajc said sprxjc 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. This site is using the Seo Wizard plugin developed by.

Even so it takes practice to train the eye sprwjc distinguish between what might be a lost city and what might be a big disappointment. If you’re current or former military, you’d better read this. Detail of the hieroglyphs on a stela found at Lagunita. Chactun lies about six miles north of Lagunita and four miles northwest of Tamchen.

Unfortunately, not everything is good news. I am so happy that Slovenians will contribute But then there is reward that comes when the contours of a plaza, palace, ball court or pyramid emerge from beneath the tree ivam, or inscriptions that could help explain them are revealed by brushing off undergrowth.

This year Sprajc’s team found two – Tamchen and Lagunita – which followed last year’s discovery of a large site called Chactun. A recently published article is freely available for anyone interested in Mesoamerican archaeoastronomy: CompareCards Rewards 7 cards that generate serious amounts of cash back.

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In an age where we are able to find out more and more about our pasts, it is interesting to realize that the Mayans, outside of their apocalyptic connotations, are still a mystery to us. Bangkok set to sparkle Sponsored by: You are signed up. Kako je bilo takrat lepo!


The risk of finding nothing to show for all the effort is real. Stereoscopic examination of aerial photographs has been more helpful, revealing structures and regular shapes, as well as old overgrown paths the team reopen. Promotions Register for a free copy of Home Essentials now. Crush your mortgage interest with a 15 yr fixed. They were located in what until then had been unexplored section of the uninhabited and densely forested Calakmul Biosphere Reserve.

We are continuing our fieldwork and have interesting findings, but I do not have time right now to organize and present the information. The mouth in question likely belongs to an earth monster, but may be a hybrid of several different creatures from Mayan mythology. He and his team were able to find Tamchen, Lagunita, and Chactun through the use 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.

All three cities have been dated back to the 8th century. Once a puma was within a few metres. Are mainland Chinese ruining Hong Kong or propping it up? However, recent discoveries by Slovenian archaeologist Ivan Sprajc have revealed glimpses of a vast and ancient civilization that spawned far more than a few doomsday prophecies. Order by newest oldest recommendations.