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Maya mural found in family kitchen

A man renovating his house in Guatemala discovered an ancient Maya mural beneath the plaster in his kitchen.

The paintings depict figures in procession, wearing a mix of traditional Maya and Spanish garb. Some may be holding human hearts, said ?ra?ka, who was working on the other side of Guatemala when a colleague tipped him off to the kitchen murals.

The recent exposure has faded the art considerably, leaving precious little time to unlock their secrets, he added.

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Story: Rachel Kaufman, National Geographic News | Photo: Robert Slabonski, National Geographic News

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