posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 02:40 PM
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
[edit on 7/21/2010 by zachi]