Mayan Ruins

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John Ydstie talks with Arthur Demarest, Ingram Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., about the discovery of Mayan hieroglyphs in Guatemala. A hurricane last summer exposed the hieroglyphs on the stairs of a pyramid at a site called Dos Pilas. National Geographic released a translation of them today. Demarest says the translation radically changes what experts thought happened in the Mayan war.



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