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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His first excavations were concentrated in an area near the border of Belize.

Archaeologist Ivan Sprajc braves jungle to find lost Mayan cities

The spectacular portal, looking west from the upper edge of a huge platform, seems to have vian the main entrance to the ancient city. As stated there, donors of sums above EUR will be mentioned in a list, while those contributing 3. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Shanghai dumplings made the old fashioned way Sep 20th We think you’d also like. Americas Archaeology Slovenia Europe Heritage news.

Archaeologist Šprajc returns to Yucatan for vital answers about the Maya

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. All three cities have been dated back to the 8th century. Sprajc began looking for lost Mayan cities ina speciality he developed after staying longer in Mexico than he had planned, because of the outbreak of war in Yugoslavia in Bangkok set to sparkle Sponsored by: But those who read German can check another review of my book: His latest expedition to the region bordering Guatemala, which is covered in a thick tropical rainforest, was between March and May, and he presented his findings to reporters in Ljubljana last week.


He then expanded his efforts to the Calakmul biosphere reserve in the Mexican state of Campeche. We have now been in field for three weeks, making a good progress.

We will check the most representative areas in field during the next two years. Twice, he says, he has stumbled across jaguars.

Srajc with GoOpti from Venice to Maribor 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.

China has built an antenna 5 times the size of New York — but at what risk? It was a sort of globalized Mayan world. If it had been easy, then other people would have done it already.

By AD, practically everything was abandoned. The stelae contain both hieroglyphs and pictorial carvings. The greatest surprise at Lagunita was, of course, the zoomorphic portal: His team sprajjc map what appears to be the core of a settlement, but there simply isn’t time or manpower to map it all, so hundreds of structures are left ivvan others to survey and excavate.

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In general, there are many cases of uvan modifications and reset monuments. Stereoscopic examination of aerial photographs has been more helpful, revealing huge structures and regular shapes, as well as old overgrown paths the team can reopen. But there are still adventurers exploring forgotten corners of the globe, and some find astonishing things.

Chactun lies about six miles north of Lagunita and four miles northwest of Tamchen. Now that the planet has been mapped, circumnavigated, iban and tagged in every way imaginable, the age of explorers discovering new worlds seems a quaint memory.

If you’re current or former military, you’d better read this. There are some major sites, which may well have sculpted monuments too. More on this story.

Ivan Sprajc, the “Real Life Indiana Jones”, On the Hunt For Lost Mayan Cities In Mexico

Two fragments of a stela, the stone shafts decorated with hieroglyphs that can be partially read. Most Popular Viewed 1. Do this before your next mortgage payment it’s genius!