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20 March 2009, JellyBean @ 1:01 pm

Do Mayan carved panels depict cosmic monsters? This is the question bugging archaeologists after discovering the new panels which depict the Mayan creation myth.
The panels were created around 300BC and were found at the El Mirador complex in Guatemala. El Mirador is the largest Mayan complex found to date, with vast temples and elaborate palaces, road networks and waterways. It was mysteriously abandoned in 900AD.

Spread over more than 500,000 acres (2,000 square km), El Mirador is three times the size of Guatemala’s famous Tikal ruins, a popular tourist destination.

In one panel, the twin heroes of Mayan creation mythology, are surrounded by cosmic monsters and the bird deity.

Some UFOlogists are questioning whether these cosmic monsters in fact point to creatures of an extraterrestrial origin.

Reuters: Rare Maya panels found in Guatemala

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