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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    Rittsteig

    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. Source: Rittsteig
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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
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    Mayan Expedition 1

    Photo of Mayan Art.  Source: AP
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    Mayan Native Twelve.jpg

    Guatemalan Mayan priest participates in ceremony in the archaeological park 'Kaminal Juyu, Guatemala City, Guatemala.  Source: AP
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    Mayan Expedition 10

    Source: AP
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    Mayan Expedition 9

    Source: AP
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    Mayan Expedition 4

    (AP Photo/Standard Times , Peter Pereira)
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    Mayan Expedition 7

    Source: AP
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    Mayan Expedition 5

    Source: AP
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