Basic information
17 September 2014 at 11:00 until 17 September 2014 at 19:00
Prešernova hall, Novi trg 4, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Description

Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts kindly invites you to join the press conference on Wednesday 17 September 2014 at 11 a.m. in Prešernova hall, Novi trg 4, Ljubljana, Slovenia. We will illustrate two ancient Maya cities discovered this summer in the jungle of Southeastern Mexico.

The two large Maya sites have been discovered by an archaeological expedition led by Ivan Šprajc, of the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. While not very far from the modern towns of Xpujil and Zoh Laguna, in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, the two sites are located in the northern zone of the depopulated and hardly accessible Calakmul Biosphere Reserve. The two ancient cities, each with various plazas surrounded by ruined pyramid temples and massive palaces, reached their climax during the Late and Terminal Classic periods (c. AD 600 – 1000).
Unusual features pose a challenge for future research…

More info at
http://www.zrc-sazu.si/en/novice/two-ancient-maya-cities-discovered-in-the-jungle-of-southeastern-mexico