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Pyramids Around the World
Lost Mayan City Of Mirador
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Lost Mayan City Of Mirador Guatemala CNN 

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The Forgotten City of Mirador
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October 24, 2009
Dr. Richard Hansen, director of the Mirador Basin Project, shows CNN's Brooke Baldwin the cradle of the Mayan civilization.
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2009/10/23/baldwin.mirador.forgotten.maya.cnn

The Forgotten City of Mirador
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The tallest pyramaid is 72 meters (224 feet) Dr Hansen says that the size of the area (a single Mayan city)
is larger than downtown LA and there are yet thousands of pyramids to be uncovered.
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October 14, 2009
Dr. Richard Hansen, Director, Mirador Basin Project shows CNN's Brooke Baldwin the cradle of the Mayan civilization.
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2009/10/14/wus.mirador.bk.a.cnn

Mirador
Early Mayan Art and Color
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The stairs are the current original outside of the Mayan Pyramid.
To the side is a tunnel dug underneath that reveals that this pyramid was built over top of an older one
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Entering the tunnel to the old walls
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The original outer walls that were covered. No one has seen these since the Mayans buried it
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Following the old wall. Artwork and carvings still have color on them.
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Part of a face of a huge carving
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October 14, 2009
Dr. Richard Hansen, Director, Mirador Basin Project shows CNN's Brooke Baldwin preserved Mayan art and color.
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2009/10/14/wus.mirador.bk.b.cnn
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Dr Hansen in 1979, when he was assigned to the project and discovered pre classic pottery just lying on the surface. This discover dated the site to 1000 years earlier than previously believed
The Popol Vuh Shown
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Partially uncovered Mayan Creation myth 1000 years before the Spanish came to the area.
There were small water falls and pools around the carvings
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October 14, 2009
Dr. Richard Hansen, Director, Mirador Basin Project shows CNN's Brooke Baldwin an artefact that shows Mayan ideology. The Popul Vuh. 200-300 BC
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2009/10/14/wus.mirador.bk.c.cnn

The True Heros of Mirador
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Dr. Richard Hansen in conclusion...
The hills in the distance are still more cities that have not yet been explored by archaeologists
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Dr. Richard Hansen shows an artifact that was discarded by looters that looks like a chunk of clay...
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... but when opened it revealed a very rarew item.. a mold for casting figurines
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Dr. Richard Hansen in conclusion...
The hills in the distance are still more cities that have not yet been explored by archaeologists

October 14, 2009
Dr. Richard Hansen, Director, Mirador Basin Project, tells CNN about how the Guatemalan's are helping preserve their history.
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2009/10/14/wus.mirador.bk.d.cnn

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