Bwoglines: The Mayans Are Back And Bigger Than Ever Edition

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Venture out of the MoHi bubble and take a trip to the Brooklyn Museum!

Happening in the world: With new remote sensing technology, researchers were able to discover over 60,000 hidden Mayan ruins in Guatemala. The technology, called Lidar, allows archaeologists to find things that are invisible to the naked eye. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Russia recently developed a new nuclear-armed torpedo that could easily strike US coastal cities, prompting Trump to call for the US’s production of new nuclear arms, following his promises to strengthen the country’s nuclear arsenal. (USA Today)

Happening in NYC: A man was recently found dead in Riverside Park near W 158th Street and Riverside Drive. He was found lying on a stairwell, face-down. The cause of death is currently unknown. (NY Daily News)

Happening on Campus: The Ethiopian Eritrean Student Association is heading to Brooklyn to attend the Brooklyn Museum for Target First Saturdays: Black History Month! Check out the Facebook event here.

Overheard: “I just met you, and like, you seem so mean.” “OK, nobody tells this guy my name.”

Brooklyn Museum via Wikimedia Commons

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  1. An archaeologist  

    LIDAR's great, but it's not new technology ;-) In fact, it's been around since the 70s !

  2. Anonymous

    The Quechua language of the Mayans, Aztecs and Inca has Semitic traces, which along with their Lebanese noses and Pyramids proves they were Phoenicians. They also share the mafia vendetta style of conflict management prominent in the Mediterranean which the Phoenicians colonized. Even the Punics from Carthage that first settled Spain were Phoenicians.

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