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Who Were the Ancient People that Built the Remarkable Megalithic Tombs of Malaga?

Thousands of years ago, a series of megalithic tombs were built in the breathtaking landscape of Malaga in Spain. The magnificence of the constructions attracts thousands of tourists every year. The stone-made tombs still hide many secrets, including the origins of what is now Antequera province. These prehistoric megalithic constructions allow modern people to step into a unique atmosphere of ancient mystery and intrigue dating back 5,000 years. The dolmens were officially discovered and recorded between 1903 and 1905 by the brothers Antonio and José Viera from Antequera, a province…

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Secret Mayan Tombs Lend Rare Insight into Rule of Mysterious ‘Snake Kings’

Archaeologists in Guatemala have unearthed two Maya tombs that “miraculously escaped” looters’ tunnels underneath two Maya pyramids, where researchers hope that jade-inlaid teeth, an inscribed human tibia and a puzzling sun-god pendant could give insight into the rule of ancient “snake kings”. The tombs were found at the ancient ruins of Holmul, 300 miles north of Guatemala City, and date back to about 650-700AD, the era of Maya dominance before their mysterious collapse a few centuries later. Inside one was a puzzling artifact of a Maya dynasty that archaeologists call…

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Ancient tombs discovered under two Maya pyramids shed light on mysterious ‘snake kings’

Ongoing excavations of Maya pyramids in several locations across Guatemala have revealed two untouched tombs that have “miraculously escaped” looters’ tunnels for more than 1,300 years. The tombs, which have been dated to the era immediately before the mysterious collapse of the Maya civilisation, contain treasures that will help shed light on a civil war fought between a family of ‘snake kings’ and a rival kingdom. The find was made possible thanks to new technology that allows archaeologists to fire lasers at the ground from a helicopter to recreate detailed…

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