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Jungle discovery opens new Mayan chapter

Posted on Sunday, 11 December, 2005 | Comment icon 4 comments


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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."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Daughter of the Nine Moons on 11 December, 2005, 15:47
Here is the portrait
Comment icon #2 Posted by jillh10 on 11 December, 2005, 21:34
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! edit- to remove unnecessary text from quote- Dot
Comment icon #3 Posted by __Kratos__ on 11 December, 2005, 22:09
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...
Comment icon #4 Posted by AztecInca on 11 December, 2005, 23:29
Very fascinating indeed. Hopefully more discoveries are made to uncover the identity of this lovely lady!


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