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Expedition's Quest for Mayan Gold Finds...
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. 

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Professor Joachim Rittstieg, 74, in Guatemala on the ten day BILD expedition which they deemed as the search for mayan gold.

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Professor Joachim Rittsteig's map of Lake Izabal's floor.

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Mayan Expedition 3

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.

Source: BILD.de

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Mayan Expedition 2

Screen shot from the website for BILD, one of Germany's leading news publications, as they promote the Mayan Expedition.

Source: Bild.de

Mayan Expedition 1

Photo of Mayan Art. 

Source: AP

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Guatemalan Mayan priest participates in ceremony in the archaeological park 'Kaminal Juyu, Guatemala City, Guatemala. 

Source: AP

Mayan Expedition 10

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(AP2011)

Mayan Expedition 9

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Mayan Expedition 4

(AP Photo/Standard Times , Peter Pereira)

(AP2011)

Mayan Expedition 7

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Mayan Expedition 5

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Expedition's Quest for Mayan Gold Finds...

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. 

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