Professor Joachim Rittstieg, 74, in Guatemala on the ten day BILD expedition which they deemed as the search for mayan gold.
Professor Joachim Rittsteig's map of Lake Izabal's floor.
Screen shot from the BILD website showcases the six person expedition team which included a journalist, diver, photographer, scientist, videographer, and Professor Joachim Rittstieg himself.
Screen shot from the website for BILD, one of Germany's leading news publications, as they promote the Mayan Expedition.
Photo of Mayan Art.
Guatemalan Mayan priest participates in ceremony in the archaeological park 'Kaminal Juyu, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
(AP Photo/Standard Times , Peter Pereira)
Claiming to have broken a secret Mayan code and found the location of a treasure in gold, a German expedition departed Germany to great fanfare. They found...a ceramic pot. And lots of outraged Guatemalans.