Hieroglyphic Staircase, Throne Room & More – VIDEO

Hieroglyphic Staircase

I know most people find it hard to believe that anyone really lives the way I do. Believe it or not, this is my normal lifestyle and has been for over 30 years, but I do realize how strange this must seem for some viewers. I thank you for taking interest in my world and the discoveries that keep me going! In my final set of videos of our Cancuen tour, we’ll navigate through the jungle as we explore the hieroglyphic staircase, the throne room restoration, the buried palace rooms, two large fallen stelae, and the royal ballcourt.

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Exploring the Royal Palace – VIDEO

Royal Palace

Due to its strategic economic position as the transfer point between the ancient highland world and the lowland cities, Cancuen became incredibly rich with the largest workshops of the Maya in both jade and obsidian, and one of the largest Classic Maya royal palaces. Follow along while I continue our tour through Cancuen!

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Join Me in Making a New Discovery – VIDEO

Arthur in the field making a discovery.

Follow along as I continue our tour through Cancuen! We start at the camp and then we move toward the jungle to show the only place that is really our home, our hut-tent complex in the jungle, 100-feet above the river. Then, join us as we walk through the jungle to the entrance of the palace and the scene of the great royal mass assassination. Next, we go up through the great entrance to the palace and audience rooms. We move on to visit each of the excavations in the palace (which covers an area larger than six football fields) where we make a new discovery in real time. These digs are made possible by Vanderbilt University and by our leading archaeologists on my team, including my co-director Paola Torres.

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Pasión River Journey to Cancuen – VIDEO

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Cancuen sits in a narrow peninsula where the Pasión river sharply bends and first slows down to be navigable by canoe. It’s a huge rich city built at “the head of navigation of the Pasión river,” the beginning of the great river trade route of the Classic Maya world. Due to its strategic economic position as the transfer point between the ancient highland world and the lowland cities, Cancuen became incredibly rich with the largest workshops of the Maya in both jade and obsidian, and one of the largest Classic Maya royal palaces.

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Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization

Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization

Due to new findings this book is getting a relatively major overhaul and the revised edition will be available late 2016.

By applying a holistic view to the most recent evidence from archaeology, Arthur Demarest brings the lost civilization of rainforest civilization Maya to Continue reading “Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization”

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