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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:50 AM

Warrior queen's tomb in Guatemala gives up Mayan secrets

Warrior queen's tomb in Guatemala gives up Mayan secrets
Added At: 2012-10-04 12:21 PM
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The Himalayan Times

GUATEMALA CITY: Archaeologists in Guatemala have discovered the tomb of an ancient Mayan warrior queen packed with jade jewels and other artifacts that shed light on the long-vanished civilization, experts said on Wednesday.

Researchers from Guatemala and the United States uncovered the remains of Queen Kalomt'e K'abel, who reigned in the seventh century, at the Peru-Waka dig site in the sweltering Peten jungle region in northern Guatemala.

Inside the tomb, the team found a hoard of glistening jade jewels and a small alabaster vase decorated with the image of an older woman's face and inscribed with the queen's name, providing identification of the long-dead ruler.

"To discover something of this importance is very unusual," lead archaeologist David Freidel told Reuters. "She was the supreme warlord of her kingdom."


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