VIDEO: Originally intending to explore the rivers of Argentina, by the time they had finished they had survived the 3,400 m deep Colca canyon river in Peru, battled malaria, become local celebrities, opened a network of Solidarity offices across South America and initiated a string of fundraising events to send money back to the movement in Poland.
Originally, the archeology students hoped to find remnants of the ‘Great Battle’ that resulted in the fall of the last Mayan city in 1697. Instead, they came across much older historical remains including skull-shaped incense burners and sacrificial glass blades dating back to 150 BC.
Polish archaeologists have discovered in the ancient Mayan city of Nakum in Guatemala a unique, over 2,500 years old steam bath carved in the rock.
The Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW) have signed a contract with Banco de Guatemala for the production of five and 10 quetzales banknotes. Production will start this year, the company announced.
Relics of the last capital of the pre-Columbian Maya civilisation, Tayasal, situated on lake Peten Itza - the last bastion of defence against the European conquerors - are to be researched by Polish underwater archeologists.