Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ancient pyramid, modern technology 3 Caban 10 Yax
Yahoo!, for whatever reason, has chosen the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan in Mexico (the "Toltec" city) from whence to beam an electronic time capsule of life on earth. I'm not sure if they expect to receive an answer the same way. The article is pretty sketchy. The photo is nice.
Mexico's Teotihuacan, once the center of a sprawling pre-Hispanic empire, is set to become the launch pad for an attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial life. Starting Tuesday, enthusiasts from around the world have a chance to submit text, images, video and sounds that reflect human nature to be included in the message. Those contributions -- part of media company Yahoo's "Time Capsule" project -- will be digitalized and beamed with a laser into space Oct. 25 from the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, now an archeological site near Mexico City. ...Archeologists say a culture centered in Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, dominated Mesoamerica for hundreds of years during the first millennium. It is unclear what led to the society's collapse.
It sounds cool. As I spend a LOT of time on Yahoo answers and other Yahoo properties, I wonder why I had to learn about this from CNN?

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