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Maya Blue source confirmed

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Maya blue is the brilliant long-lasting pigment that coloured the Maya world and is one of just a handful of man-made pigments known to the ancient world. It had special significance to the Maya , and was associated with sacrifice and Maya deities, including the rain god Chaak.

Impervious to the effects of chemical or physical weathering, the pigment was applied to pottery, sculpture and murals of Mesoamerica largely during the Classic and Postclassic periods (AD 250-1520), playing a central role in ancient Maya religious practice. This unusual blue paint was also used to coat the victims of human sacrifice and the altars on which they were dispatched.

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