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Maya Jaguar sculpture fragments found in El Salvador

Archaeologists have found 160 fragments of maya sculptures, believed to be jaguars, in the Cihuatan archaeological park.

The fragments were found in a structure built against the perimetric wall of the Cihuatan ceremonial center, a site of Mayan origin located some 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Aguilares, a town north of San Salvador.

The sculptures could have been of jaguars, though the fragments do not show the spots characteristic of their skin, FUNDAR archaeologist Paul Amaroli said.

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Story: Latin American Herald Tribune | Photo: Latin American Herald Tribune

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