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Guatemala excavates early Mayan rulers tomb

MyNorthwest.com
Friday, 26 October 2012

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Archaeologists announced Thursday they have uncovered the tomb of a very early Mayan ruler, complete with rich jade jewelry and decoration. Experts said the find at Guatemalas Takalik Abaj temple site could help shed light on the formative years of the Mayan culture. Government archaeologist Miguel Orrego said carbon-dating indicates the tomb was built between 700 and 400 B.C., several hundred years before the Mayan culture reached its height.
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News video: Archaeologists Uncover the Tomb of Early Mayan Ruler King K'utz Chman in Guatemala

Archaeologists Uncover the Tomb of Early Mayan Ruler King K'utz Chman in Guatemala

Archaeologists in Guatemala on Thursday announced the discovery of the grave of an ancient Mayan king credited with setting the foundation for the Mayan civilization. Researchers from Guatemala uncovered the grave of King K'utz Chman, a priest who reigned around 700 BC, at the Tak'alik Ab'aj dig site...

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