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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31 Comments on "Cracked Mayan Code May Pave Way to ‘Eight Tons of Pure Gold’"

  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. Anonymous | Mar 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm |

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

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

  5. Nameless | Mar 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm |

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

  6. Nameless | Mar 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm |

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

  7. Vastarien202 | Mar 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm |

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

  8. Vastarien202 | Mar 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm |

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

  9. were they all goldmembers?

  10. were they all goldmembers?

  11. were they all goldmembers?

  12. were they all goldmembers?

  13. were they all goldmembers?

  14. Anniejrs | Mar 3, 2011 at 3:06 am |

    Another chance to rob the Native people of yet another country

  15. Another chance to rob the Native people of yet another country

  16. 40 years studying the document and he hasn’t found the gold yet?

  17. 40 years studying the document and he hasn’t found the gold yet?

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

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

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

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

      • 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.

  21. Anonymous | Mar 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm |

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

  22. 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.

  23. J Carlos Deegan | Mar 9, 2011 at 7:33 am |

    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.

  24. J Carlos Deegan | Mar 9, 2011 at 3:33 am |

    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.

  25. 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.

  26. Gold. Is. Useless. | Mar 29, 2011 at 10:39 pm |

    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.

  27. Anarchy Pony | Mar 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm |

    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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