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Monday, December 05, 2005

Unique New Mayan Stela Discovered

A unique new Mayan stela (carved standing stone) recently discovered by scientists in Guatemala depicts a portrait of a woman who apparently held religious or historical significance in the ancient Mayan culture. Dated to about the 4th century AD, it is the earliest known portrait of a woman in Mayan society carved in stone, where her significance stands independent of any association with another more significant male counterpart or relation. The discovery was made at the site of Naachtun in the dense jungle approximately 90 kilometers north of the ancient site of Tikal. Read the Story

2 Comments:

At 4:24 PM, Blogger elliebellieboo11 said...

we learned about this thingy in history we visited it @ da deyoung meuseum thingy.... ya

 

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Kalu said...

amaising info man , thx for sharing it




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