Tuesday, February 12, 2013

CNN - Pyramid Discovered in Lost City of Mirador

Originally posted Feb 4, 2012

CNN - Pyramid Discovered in Lost City of Mirador "Thousands of Pyramids Yet to be Uncovered!"

Did you know HUGE Pyramids have recently been uncovered as recent as 2009? ...and that Thousands of Pyramids Yet to be Uncovered!" ???

Archaeologists have discovered what may be the world's largest pyramid by volume under the canopy of the rain forest and buried under dense vegetation. What is more enlightening and significant of the people and culture is what is revealed inside. Inside this Mayan temple are writings depicting the creation story known as the Popul Vuh engraved in a Mayan temple in El Mirador, Guatamala. It was previously thought that the Popul Vuh was influenced by Catholic church after Columbus historical discovery of America. However, these markings appear to pre-date Columbus by more than 1000 years. So how did the creation story and other influences find their way into Mayan culture if it this was originally built in 300BC?

What I found interesting is that this single Mayan city is larger in size than modern-day downtown Los Angeles. This new discovery of information correlates with the stories and historical record included in the writings of the Book of Mormon. For one thing in the Book of Mormon the connection to Jerusalem and what is now known as the Old Testament records including the books of Genesis, Exodus and so on were kept on 'plates of brass' and passed from generation to generation and which were considered sacred. Writings on the walls of most temples it is safe to say typically are sacred and considered worth featuring upon such a monumental undertaking as the greatest pyramid by volume known to exist anywhere in the world. This is an example of an extremely significant historical discovery that needs to be preserved and studied further. It would be tragic to lose another wonder of the world and the richness of what it means to humanity to greed, nature or other forces. Far too much has already been lost in regard the many cultures and especially Mayan culture. One of the greatest civilizations ever to exist and one which dominated this hemisphere. CNN




Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
View of Lake Atitlan and volcano from my apartment balcony in Panajachel. Taken by Catherine Todd June 2008.