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El Diablo pyramid in El Zotz offers new finds

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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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"An international team led by Brown University's Stephen Houston on Friday reported the discovery unearthed from the El Diablo pyramid in the city of El Zotz in May. Dating to 350 to 400 A.D., the burial chamber, some six feet high, four feet wide and 12 feet long, lay under a small temple to a sun god at the foot of the pyramid."
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Archeologist were shocked at how well preserved the tomb was. It even held the odor of death after 1,600 years.



It contained parts of 6 children's skeletons.



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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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Archaeologists excavating in the Guatamalan jungle have discovered a royal tomb, filled with colourful 1,600-year-old Mayan artefacts, beneath the El Diablo pyramid. The variety of vivid colors was startling to investigators.

According to archaeologist, Houston, the tomb shows that the ruler is going into the tomb as a ritual dancer: "He has all the attributes of this role, including many small ‘bells’ of Spondylus shell with, probably, dog canines as clappers. There is a chance too, that his body, which rested on a raised bier that collapsed to the floor, had an elaborate headdress with small glyphs on them. One of his hands may have held a sacrificial blade."

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