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Augustus Le Plongeon (1825-1908) was an archaeologist who excavated the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza in Yucatan. He wrote a lengthy history of Mayan culture, which has since been discredited by the scientific community. 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... The word Maya or maya can refer to: The Maya – a Native American people of southern Mexico and northern Central America the modern Maya people the pre-Columbian Maya civilization the Maya language Maya – a concept in Hindu/Vedic philosophy a state of misperception of reality the inherent force of... Temple of the Warriors Chichen Itza is the largest of the Pre-Columbian archaeological sites in Yucat n, Mexico. ... The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. ...


He proposed a theory that Mayans had founded ancient Egypt.


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