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Oldest Known Maya Mural Reveal Story of Ancient King

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  • Pakal
    Just in time for the Winter Solstice. A photo released by the National Geographic Society shows a detail from a Maya mural found at San Bartolo in Guatemala.
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 13, 2005
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      Just in time for the Winter Solstice.
      A photo released by the National Geographic Society shows a detail from
      a Maya mural found at San Bartolo in Guatemala. The mural depicts the
      birth of the cosmos and the divine right of a king and this portion
      shows the son of the maize god, patron of kings, with a pair of birds
      tied to his woven hunting basket, letting blood and offering a
      sacrificed turkey before one of five cosmic trees. Archaeologist
      William Saturno said Tuesday,Dec. 13, 2005, said in a briefing
      organized by the National Geographic Society, which supported his work
      and will detail the finding in the January issue of its magazine, that
      he was awe-struck when he uncovered the 30-foot-long Maya mural, which
      had not been seen for nearly two millennia.
      LINK:
      http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/12/1213_051213_maya_mural.h
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