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Maya sculpture found in Mexico

A piece of a Maya sculpture has been found in Chiapas, Mexico. Locals accidentally uncovered an ancient Mayan artefact while clearing debris on privately-owned land in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The monument, believed to be the head of the Mayan god of maize and abundance, dates back to the late classical

Inscribed jade pendant found in Belize

An inscribed jade pendant has been found at the Maya frontier site of Nim Li Punit in Belize. A team of San Diego scientists was not expecting to find a precious jade pendant fit for a Maya king during a recent dig in southern Belize. But in 2015, they dug up

Maya tomb found in Belize

A Maya tomb containing skeletal remains has been discovered at Xunantunich in Belize. History was made as archaeologist, Dr. Jaime Awe, excavated the first tomb to be discovered in Xunantunich. The tomb lies five to eight meters below the surface and contains more than mere dust and debris. Within the tomb, archaeologists

Subterranean river found underneath Mexican pyramid

A subterranean river has been found 20 metres beneath El Castillo, the main Maya pyramid at Chichén Itzá. Geophysics expert Rene Chavez said on Thursday that the underground river chamber is naturally covered by rock. Such underground rivers often connect the open cenotes, or sinkhole lakes, that dot Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula. The

Maya stela found in Guatemala

A Maya steal dating back to the 5th century A.D. has been found at El Achiotal in Guatemala. “This stela portrays an early king during one of the more poorly understood periods of ancient Maya history,” said Marcello A. Canuto, director of Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute and co-director of

Maya temple complex found in Belize

A Maya water temple has been found at Cara Blanca in Belize. Nestled in a quiet forest in Belize, a deep aquamarine pool holds ruins from a time when the ancient Maya turned to a "drought cult" and hurried sacrifices to a water god to stave off the fall of their

Two Maya cities found in the Yucatan

The remains of two Maya cities have been found in the Yucatan jungle. A monster mouth doorway, ruined pyramid temples and palace remains emerged from the Mexican jungle as archaeologists unearthed two ancient Mayan cities. Found in the southeastern part of the Mexican state of Campeche, in the heart of the Yucatan

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