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Friday, May 11
May 11, 2012

At the site of XultĂșn in northern Guatemala, a team from Boston University has uncovered the oldest-known astronomical tables of the Maya, which were incised and painted on the walls of a room in a 1,200-year-old residential building. The room, thought to have been a working space for scribes, had been built with a stone […]

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Thursday, May 10
May 10, 2012

John MacGinnis of Cambridge University was deciphering the text on a 2,800-year-old Assyrian clay tablet from Turkey when he realized that the names of some of the women listed in the text were unique. He thinks the names may represent women prisoners of war who were captured in the Zagros Mountains of western Iran, and […]

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