Photo: Ancient Maya Royal Tomb Discovered in Guatemala



Pottery artifacts found at the site of an ancient Maya royal tomb sit in a field lab at the Waka' archaeological site in Guatemala on May 2, 2006.

After excavating in a cramped tunnel last week under a 60-foot-high (18-meter-high) pyramid, archaeologist Hector Escobedo fell through the floor into a 16-foot-long (5-meter-long) hollow chamber. The newfound tomb might hold the remains of the founder of the early Maya city.

Photograph courtesy Reuters/Daniel LeClair


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