Friday, March 13, 2009

Ancient Mayan relics discovered

Ancient Mayan relics discovered

Mar 13 - Rare panels showing monsters, gods and serpents in an ancient creation myth are found in El Mirador, the ruined Mayan city in Guatemala.
Unearthed in Guatemala's northern jungle the panels were created around 300 BC and show scenes from the core Mayan mythology, the Popol Vuh.
The earliest written version of the Popol Vuh was discovered in the early 1700s by a Spanish colonial priest and the panels are the first known sculptural depictions of the main characters in the myth.

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