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воскресенье, 16 мая 2010 г.

The highest Maya building

This is not an unusual question from a layman but it is basically an unimportant question for an archaeologist. Anyway, the contest is usually between two buildings: Temple IV at Tikal and the Danta pyramid at El Mirador. They are from completely different time periods, several centuries apart. They also have different layout but are both roughly 70 m tall depending from where you measure.

Pyramid IV has different names, the most famous of is "The Temple of the double-headed snake" The date of construction refers to the 8 th century. This building is part of a truly unique temple complex. In Tikal it is the highest building, It is about 65 meters high.
If you continue the path to the north west of Tikal, then after about 65 kilometers almost Wash border with Mexico you stumble upon an ancient Mayan city of El Mirador. Lack of road makes this city practically inaccessible to tourists. And yet, this is perhaps the most important city of the ancient Maya. Here you can find one of the highest Maya building - complex of Dante and pyramid "La Dante" whish is about 72 meters in height, and has a temple on the top. 

понедельник, 12 апреля 2010 г.

Pyramid found in a field in Michoacan is a Yacata?

Looking for a good place to sow avocado, Jose Humberto Tellez and Apolinar Piceno Guillen found a pyramid covered with weed in a plot located in Ario de Rosales municipality, Michoacan.

After retiring part of the weed from the monument, they took photographs and notified Michoacan INAH Center. Archaeologist Roberto Gonzalez Zuñiga went to Tipitarillo, observed the pictures and verified it is a Yacata, a base with a rectangular form that combines semi circular elements.

After covering the area, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) expert ratified there is one 4 meters pyramid with a 20 by 14 meters rectangular base and 6 staggered bodies. Conservation state is good.

The monument could have been part of a Classic period (300-850 AD) ceremonial center, possibly influenced by Teotihuacan, informed the specialist, adding there are other elements in the site that are currently in exploration stage.

"By its construction and materials, the structure found is similar to those at Timbangato Archaeological Zone, near Patzcuaro, which is 9 meters high with a 35 meters base".

The Yacata has 2 constructive stages; the lowest is better preserved because, apparently, in a late stage the highest was removed to conduct agricultural work. “It reached 25 meters long, 20 wide and 6 high”.

Where today is Michoacan, Purepecha culture developed during Prehispanic times, but archaeologist Gonzalez Zuñiga explained other groups inhabited there as well. “Mazahua, Nahua and Otomi peoples dwelled here, so it is difficult to affirm at the moment which of these cultures built the structure; by its location, I can determine it is not Purepecha”.

"First we have to register main features of the site by conducting a systematic cover of the area, and plan a research project", he added.

The archaeologist declared that there was awareness of the12-15 hectares site since 2004, when municipal authorities covered the area to locate possible ecotourism potential areas.

Architect Maria Lizbeth Aguilera Garibay, director of Michoacan INAH Center, declared INAH Archaeological Salvage Direction has been asked for support to register the area with a GPS system, to determine its dimension and count on a graphic description to identify the site.

A revision of a Michoacan archaeological map edited several years ago is being conducted, which has information regarding 6 sites open to public visit, where other zones will be included. State and municipal authorities work jointly in this project.

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суббота, 10 апреля 2010 г.

Finsler geometry

Finsler geometry is given extraordinary branch of research. Perhaps it was its fate to be provided a breakthrough in the field of our science.
And to answer the most exciting questions, like "how and why our world is arranged?" "What are the principles and ideas are based in the Creation of the Universe?" and others.

On the theory of Pythagoras is based the foundation base on which we build our understanding of the numerical representation of everything. But if this method right?

Scientists, researchers of the Finsler geometry do sometimes the most unusual and unbelievable scientific discoveries. And the most important that they are based not on an empty spot!!

What are the secrets and mysteries keep the principles of symmetry?
How to tie the proportion of the Egyptian pyramids and Finsler geometry?
Did the creators of the pyramids knew something that we just come?

If you really want to try to answer these and many other issues, maybe it's time to make a serious step towards and begin to study of Finsler geometry?

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