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Divers probe Mayan ruins submerged in Guatemala lake
Reuters ^ | 10/30/09 | Sarah Grainger

Posted on 11/01/2009 5:36:13 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Scuba divers are exploring the depths of a volcanic lake in Guatemala to find clues about an ancient sacred island where Mayan pilgrims flocked to worship before it was submerged by rising waters.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; guatemala; mayan; mayanruins; mayans; science
Only fifty feet down, not difficult diving, either. Hope they keep out the looters.
1 posted on 11/01/2009 5:36:15 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan
it was submerged by rising waters.

Will they blame that on GoreBull Warming?

2 posted on 11/01/2009 5:42:48 AM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
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To: reg45

Nahh, they can’t.
It was a volcanic event that sunk the island.


3 posted on 11/01/2009 5:44:37 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan
I never read about lowering land, just rising waters. Must have been all those
fires used for cooking, heat, and light.
4 posted on 11/01/2009 5:46:14 AM PST by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

Cool, very cool!


5 posted on 11/01/2009 5:47:36 AM PST by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: MaxMax
Part of the incremental indoctrination.

Rising waters, melting ice, Carbon dioxide, etc.

Keep the words going, sooner or later it will all come together ... just look at our white house and the critters in both houses dismantleing and destroying the greatest nation on the planet.

6 posted on 11/01/2009 5:50:54 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Frenchtown Dan; reg45

This is obviously Bush’s fault because he angered the volcano god which unleashed a volcanic event that in turn raised the water and flooded this site. Women and underprivileged inner city youths were most impacted.


7 posted on 11/01/2009 5:52:38 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: MaxMax

“Researchers believe this area, 50 feet below the lake’s surface, was once an island until a catastrophic event, like a volcanic eruption or landslide, raised water levels.

Could be taken either way, I suppose.


8 posted on 11/01/2009 5:59:52 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: rdl6989

If Bush were around at the time, hundred’s of years ago, Gore’s gang of geeks would certainly blame him.


9 posted on 11/01/2009 6:04:09 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: knarf

This article wasn’t really about Global Warming ....ooops, I mean “Climate Change”, since the catastrophic event happened so long ago, but I agree, Gore’s gang of geeks are going to be looking for cracks to crawl into.

- Still no sunspots


10 posted on 11/01/2009 6:10:00 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: devane617

Glad you liked it.

I’m always looking for interesting stuff like this, it’s sort of therapy getting away from the daily crap coming from Washington.


11 posted on 11/01/2009 6:14:16 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan

Do you know if this man has a website about these ruins? I looked briefly but didn’t see any, I would like to see what they have found so far.


12 posted on 11/01/2009 6:21:30 AM PST by federal
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To: federal

I surfed for a while, couldn’t get any more info.
It said in the article they’re tring to keep the place secret.
Guess we’ll just have to wait until the researchers reveal more about what’s there.


13 posted on 11/01/2009 6:26:15 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan

Thanks for your reply, I looked as well and didn’t see anything. There is a tremendous problem in Central and South America with robbing of sites, I guess you can’t blame them for the secrecy. This does sound like a fascinating find I wonder if they have determined when it was flooded and if it happened suddenly?

Oh well all we can do is keep a eye out for more information.


14 posted on 11/01/2009 6:47:30 AM PST by federal
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To: knarf

I sagree with you!


15 posted on 11/01/2009 6:48:00 AM PST by southland ( 1 John 4:4 , Zec 12:9, PS 121, PRO 3.5,6)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

I see now it was in 250 ad that is a very early site, makes it even more interesting to me.


16 posted on 11/01/2009 6:49:21 AM PST by federal
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To: knarf

bookmark


17 posted on 11/01/2009 6:49:36 AM PST by southland ( 1 John 4:4 , Zec 12:9, PS 121, PRO 3.5,6)
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To: federal

Yes, very early. I don’t believe the Bible was written yet in relative terms.

Probably just a guestimate at tis point also, unless radio carbon testing was done, but that usually takes a while.

I get the impression that the island was maybe in a caldera from a previous volcanoe, and sunk due to an eruption or a lava flow partially filled the lake causing the waters to rise.

The article is going to create a lot of interest, so I’m sure we will be hearing more. If the government can provide security, maybe they’ll even open it up to larger groups.


18 posted on 11/01/2009 7:09:40 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping.


19 posted on 11/01/2009 7:26:05 AM PST by houeto (Almost 20 hours? Pray for our troops. They NEED it!)
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To: houeto

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Thanks houeto. Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

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20 posted on 11/01/2009 8:31:56 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv; blam

Mayan archaeology heads up!


21 posted on 11/01/2009 3:15:48 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: TXnMA

Veni, Vidi, Vavoom.


22 posted on 11/01/2009 5:54:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL!


23 posted on 11/01/2009 6:05:41 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: TXnMA

Splish, splash, I was sacrificing someone by cutting out their still-beating heart [Mayan songs didn’t rhyme]


24 posted on 11/01/2009 6:25:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
This discovery reminds me of a passage in the Book of Mormon, in the Third Book of Nephi:

And behold, the City of Gilgal have I caused to be sunk,
And the inhabitants thereof to be buried up in the depths of the earth;
Yea, and the City of Onihah, and the inhabitants thereof,
And the City of Mocum, and the inhabitants thereof,
And the City of Jerusalem, and the inhabitants thereof-
And waters have I caused to come up in the stead thereof,
To hide their wickedness and their abominations from before My face,
That the blood of the prophets and the saints should not come up anymore unto Me against them.

25 posted on 11/01/2009 6:49:44 PM PST by John McDonnell (Try to hide my candle under a bushel, and it will burn through the bushel.)
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