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Into The Tomb Of A Mayan King

Archaeologists unearth an amazingly preserved, 1600-year-old Mayan tomb.

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Many ancient Mayan pyramids are tucked away in the jungles of Guatemala.

A team of archaeologists have just stumbled upon a well-preserved resting place, tucked down under El Diablo, an ancient pyramid in Guatemala.

This tomb, they believe, belongs to an ancient Mayan king.

After picking and probing through layers and layers of combat earth, they finally uncovered some pretty amazing cultural relics.

Among these treasures, the team found textiles, painted ceramics, wood carvings, even some human remains. The bones of six children were buried along with the man they suspect was an important ruler, perhaps the founder of a Mayan dynasty.

This hypothesis is supported not only by the richness found within the tomb, but the time in which it’s dated, 350 to 400 AD.

Read More:

  • Mayan King’s Tomb Discovered in Guatemala (ScienceDaily)
  • 1600-year-old Mayan King’s tomb discovered in Guatemala (SiFy News)

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Molly Plunkett

is a journalism student at Indiana University and an online producer for A Moment of Science. She is originally from Wheaton, IL.

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