Skip to comments.Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom
Posted on 05/10/2016 6:51:59 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
(Title was shortened. Add: "of the night sky from his bedroom ")
A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.
William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of constellations and maps of known Mayan cities.
And then he made a startling realisation: the two appeared to be linked.
I was really surprised and excited when I realised that the most brilliant stars of the constellations matched the largest Maya cities, he told the Journal de Montréal.
In hundreds of years of scholarship, no other scientist had ever found such a correlation.
Studying 22 different constellations, William found that they matched the location of 117 Mayan cities scattered throughout Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
(Cont'd at link)
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Meanwhile, American students are learning somewhat less lofty things.
And can’t decide what toilet they belong in.
Not an entirely original idea. I think Graham Hancock (or someone like him) proposed the same for the ancient Egyptians. Pyramid layout at Giza corresponding to the belt of Orion...the Sphinx being the constellation Leo...etc.
This kid needs to flee europe and come to us!!
These people were cannibals. There’s no denying that. Hence I don’t shed a tear for the downfall and destruction of their “uncivilizations”.
Smart kind who discovered this though.
I read about that back in the 70s.
Do Mayans drive Aztecs?
Canadian Smanadian. We have Clock-med!
Probably just coincidence. But still very cool
“These people were cannibals.
You say that like it’s a bad thing...
What technology did they use to site the cities?
GPS would be real handy for that, but of course, Garmin was just a recent start-up in those times...
Any expeditions should be less expensive after every thief within a thousand miles will try to loo the city of any treasures.
There should be clear paths by the time the kid gets there.
Let the looting begin!
I’m really curious as to what #3 wrote that was censored on this subject. I like reading this kind of stuff myself and when I see censored comments, curiosity takes over.
All cultures are equal. Obama taught us that.
Actually, I think it was NON-coincidence that led the young lad to his theory:
"I did not understand why the Maya built their cities away from rivers, on marginal lands and in the mountains," said William Gadoury. "He [They] had to have another reason, and as they worshiped the stars, the idea came to me to verify my hypothesis. I was really surprised and excited when I realized that the most brilliant stars of the constellations matched the largest Maya cities." [from another article]
See also my post #15. :)
It seems that something is being ignored. If all these cities are laid out around the world based on the stars, how were they laid out with the accuracy? Surely it wasn’t done from ground level.
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