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Maya sculpture found in Mexico

A piece of a Maya sculpture has been found in Chiapas, Mexico.

Locals accidentally uncovered an ancient Mayan artefact while clearing debris on privately-owned land in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

The monument, believed to be the head of the Mayan god of maize and abundance, dates back to the late classical period between 600 and 900 AD.

Archaeologists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) identified the authenticity and antiquity of the artefact.

The monument has been kept at the Regional Museum of Chiapas since it was found in September 2016.

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Story: Lydia Smith, IBT | Photo: Gacetamexicana

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