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Mayan Culture

Kaank'uun to Cancun: The Backstory of Mexico's Blockbuster Resort

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Today, fun-in-the-sun-loving tourists and wannabe archaeologists alike are bedding down in some 41,000 rooms in 385 hotels along the powdery beaches of the Riviera.

End of the World? 5 Ways to Mark the End of the Mayan Calendar

Mark Chesnut | Posted 01.13.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

December 21, 2012 is rapidly approaching. And whether you believe it's the end of the world or simply the end of one Mayan calendar and the beginning of the next, one thing is for certain: There are lots of ways to celebrate.

Was Mayans' Mysterious Demise Self-Inflicted?

Posted 08.22.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/22/2012 09:56 AM EDT on LiveScience The city states of the ancient Mayan empire flourish...

Mayan Calendar Expert Decodes December 2012 'Prophecy'

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Science

By Erik Vance It's a bright summer day at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Outside, in the sprawling front plaza rimmed by palm a...

Colo. Couple Returning Rare Book To Mexico

Posted 11.26.2011 | Denver

A book bought by a Grand Junction, Colo. couple on their 1972 honeymoon in Mexico City for $50 is now heading to the National Institute of Anthropolog...