Ancient Maya kingdom unearthed in a backyard in Mexico (brandeis & brown university)

Left, drawing of a tablet found at the site. Right, a digital 3D model.

Associate professor of anthropology Charles Golden and his colleagues have found the long-lost capital of an ancient Maya kingdom in the backyard of a Mexican cattle rancher. Among their findings is a trove of Maya monuments, one of which has an important inscription describing rituals, battles, a mythical water serpent and the dance of a rain god. They’ve also found remnants of pyramids, a royal palace and ball court.

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