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Maya Palace Acropolis | Damien Marken
Archaeology

Archaeologists Discover Mayan King's 1,000-Year-Old Tomb Beneath Palace

The tomb was unearthed at the site of El Perú-Waka' in the rainforest of northern Guatemala, which was occupied during the Classic Maya period.

A jade mask painted red with cinnabar was found in the tomb of the Maya ruler. | Courtesy of Proyecto Arqueológico Waka' and the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala