We seem to have mentioned that at the time when the whole world stirred the first discoveries Stephens, has been hypothesized as if the Maya are descendants of the missing people, who inhabited the submerged Atlantis. The first work of Thompson, at that time still a novice archaeologist, has published them in 1879 in a popular science magazine article in which he defended the risky concept. But the interest in this narrow problem - the problem of the origin of the Maya - was pushed aside in his mind on the back burner, when in 1885 he was the youngest, twenty-five US Consul (which also account for the consul as an archaeologist!), Went to the Yucatan. He got an opportunity here to do not so much a theory as research sites themselves; but now he was not looking for evidence of the hypothesis that once tried to protect. It led here is the same faith that was in his time Schliemann, not to doubt the correctness of Homer, - faith in the words of Diego de Landa. In the book, the bishop he first read about the 'cenotes', sacred well of Chichen Itza. During a drought, Landa argued, based on old reports, the wide street leading to the well, moving procession of priests, and behind them - the crowds; they led to a victim who had to appease the rain god: young girls. After the ceremony the girls were thrown into the pit, so deep, that had none of the victims has not floated to the surface.
The Perception of Dotted Forms
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