Photo: Ancient Maya Tomb Found: Upright Skeleton, Unusual Location



An artist's illustration shows how a newly discovered tomb in the Mayan city of Copán might have originally looked.

The position of the body, the structure of the tomb, and several unexpected artifacts suggest the interred individual was a political or priestly figure—and hint that Copán had a much more diverse culture and political system than previously thought.

Image courtesy Clement Valla


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