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1,200 year-old slab from Mayan ruins site in southern Mexico

1,200 year-old slab from Mayan ruins site in southern Mexico
trefwoorden: Mexico - Palenque - 9e eeuw - mensenoffer
Archeologists on Tuesday presented a 1,200 year-old stone slab with carvings making reference to human sacrifice that was unearthed from inside a temple at the ancient Mayan city of Palenque in southernmost Chiapas state.
Like Palenque itself, the two meter (6-feet) long and 60 centimeter (24 inches) wide slab dates back to the Classic period, from 250 to 900 A.D., Arnoldo Gonzalez, head of a team of Mexican scientists who discovered the slab, said at a presentation at the Regional Museum in the Chiapas capital of Tuxtla Gutierrez.
Gonzalez said scientists searching in and around Palenque's Temple XXI discovered a fragment of the slab in August 2001 and that a team of archeologists spent a year recovering other pieces and restoring the slab to 90 percent of its original dimensions.

Lees verder bij: China Daily (15 oktober 2003)