Cracked Mayan Code May Pave Way to ‘Eight Tons of Pure Gold’

Lake Izabal seen from space (NASA)

Lake Izabal seen from space (NASA)

Mayans, Gold, “666 B.C.” and 2012 just around the corner…Why do I have a bad feeling about this? Fox News Latino reports:

Led by Joachim Rittsteig, an expert in Mayan writing, a group of scientists and journalists left Germany Tuesday, on a mission to Guatemala in search of a lost Maya treasure allegedly submerged under Lake Izabal.

According to the German newspaper Bild, which sponsored the expedition, the expedition includes two reporters from the publication, a photographer, a television camera, and a professional diver who will submerge into Lake Izabal in an attempt to find eight tons of gold said to have been lost there.

The expedition is led by Joachim Rittsteig, an expert in Mayan writing, who claims to have cracked the famous Dresden Codex and discovered specific information in one of its chapters that leads to a treasure in Lake Izabal.

“The Dresden Codex leads to a giant treasure of eight tons of pure gold,” said Rittsteig, who has spent more than 40 years studying the document, to Bild…

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  • Anon

    I read an article years ago about a lake inside a volcano that the Aztecs sacrificed ‘golden men’ and others to the freshwater sharks that lived there. Is this the same lake?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Hill/100001232252471 James Hill

      were they all goldmembers?

    • monkey

      Aztecs are not the same as Mayas though. Actually it might be thousands of kilometers away.

      What is the same is the sensationalism about the media.

  • Anon

    I read an article years ago about a lake inside a volcano that the Aztecs sacrificed ‘golden men’ and others to the freshwater sharks that lived there. Is this the same lake?

  • quartz99

    Not just the year 666 BCE, but the night before Halloween, in 666BCE… riiiiiiiight….

  • Anonymous

    Not just the year 666 BCE, but the night before Halloween, in 666BCE… riiiiiiiight….

  • Nameless

    a temple of gold or…
    an tribal initiating hunting ground for Predators vs Aliens. def not going on that expedition.

  • Nameless

    a temple of gold or…
    an tribal initiating hunting ground for Predators vs Aliens. def not going on that expedition.

  • Vastarien202

    eew…I had to go to Fox news to read the article…I feel so dirty!

  • Vastarien202

    eew…I had to go to Fox news to read the article…I feel so dirty!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Hill/100001232252471 James Hill

    were they all goldmembers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Hill/100001232252471 James Hill

    were they all goldmembers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Hill/100001232252471 James Hill

    were they all goldmembers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Hill/100001232252471 James Hill

    were they all goldmembers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Hill/100001232252471 James Hill

    were they all goldmembers?

  • Anniejrs

    Another chance to rob the Native people of yet another country

  • Anniejrs

    Another chance to rob the Native people of yet another country

  • enk

    40 years studying the document and he hasn’t found the gold yet?

  • enk

    40 years studying the document and he hasn’t found the gold yet?

  • http://twitter.com/Slap_Mo Graham Brinkert

    I suddenly feel like the name “disinformation” is all too apt anymore. This article is crap.

  • http://twitter.com/Slap_Mo Graham Brinkert

    I suddenly feel like the name “disinformation” is all too apt anymore. This article is crap.

  • http://twitter.com/GrHmB Merzky Shoom

    I suddenly feel like the name “disinformation” is all too apt anymore. This article is crap.

    • quartz99

      All articles are user submitted. If you don’t like this one, you should submit articles that you don’t think are crap.

      • http://twitter.com/GrHmB Merzky Shoom

        Oh, no kidding. That explains that. And nah, I’d rather just bitch about how becoming the media has failed the people just as much as corporate-run media.

  • Anonymous

    All articles are user submitted. If you don’t like this one, you should submit articles that you don’t think are crap.

  • monkey

    Aztecs are not the same as Mayas though. Actually it might be thousands of kilometers away.

    What is the same is the sensationalism about the media.

  • J Carlos Deegan

    Yes indeed, this post about Maya gold in Lake Izabel is controversial. Machimon.wordpress.com has posted information from several sources regarding scientific research that has been done using magnetometers, etc. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

  • J Carlos Deegan

    Yes indeed, this post about Maya gold in Lake Izabel is controversial. Machimon.wordpress.com has posted information from several sources regarding scientific research that has been done using magnetometers, etc. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

  • http://twitter.com/Slap_Mo Graham Brinkert

    Oh, no kidding. That explains that. And nah, I’d rather just bitch about how becoming the media has failed the people just as much as corporate-run media.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Hooray! Lot’s of useless shiny metal!!! I mean yeah! You can’t eat it or plant it or grow it or make it into tools or burn it to stay warm but it’s totally valuable! At least paper money can be burned and is biodegradable.

  • Gold. Is. Useless.

    Hooray! Lot’s of useless shiny metal!!! I mean yeah! You can’t eat it or plant it or grow it or make it into tools or burn it to stay warm but it’s totally valuable! At least paper money can be burned and is biodegradable.

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