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Jungle discovery opens new Mayan chapter

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A University of Calgary archaeologist and her international team of researchers have discovered the earliest known portrait of a woman that the Maya carved into stone, demonstrating that women held positions of authority very early in Maya history – either as queens or patron deities.

The discovery was made earlier this year in Guatemala at the site of Naachtun, a Maya city located some 90 kilometres through dense jungle north of the more famous Maya city of Tikal.

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Daughter of the Nine Moons

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Here is the portrait :)

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jillh10

but researchers are tantalized by the possibility she might be a mythical figure.

No she isn't mythical, its me the last time I went there I had it done as a postcard but I forgot to post it..nice find!

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__Kratos__

No she isnt mythical, its me the last time I went there I had it done as a postcard but I forgot to post it..nice find!

So you just magically got a postcard before it was even discovered? Nice... hook me up with your postcard dealer. ;)

No word on what else they found in the story. They did mention a looter's trench though... :(

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AztecInca

Very fascinating indeed. Hopefully more discoveries are made to uncover the identity of this lovely lady!

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