Archeologists Uncover Maya Temple of the Blood Drinking Sun God
National Geographic is reporting on the remarkable discovery and analysis of a 1,600 year old ancient Maya temple in Guatemala. Called the Temple of the Night Sun, it features a series of striking stone monuments, including various depictions of the Maya sun god as a shark, jaguar, and blood drinker. Archaeologists are hoping that the discovery will shed some light on the fierce rivalries that characterized the era.
The video above showcases the work done by a team of archeologists led by Stephen Houston and comes courtesy of Brown University.