Tomb of Maya queen found in Guatemala
Published on October 17th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks0
A small, carved alabaster jar found in the burial chamber caused the archaeologists to conclude the tomb was that of Lady K’abel.
The white jar is carved as a conch shell, with a head and arm of an aged woman emerging from the opening. The depiction of the woman, mature with a lined face and a strand of hair in front of her ear, and four glyphs carved into the jar, point to the jar as belonging to K’abel.
Story: Jessica Daues, Wasington University | Photo: El Peru Waka Regional Archaeological Project