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The Mayan king of Copán was a foreigner

The bone chemistry of the Mayan king K’inich Yax K’uk’ Mo show he did not grow up in Copán, the city he ruled. Along with inscriptions at Copán, the new evidence suggests that the site’s first king was born into a ruling family at Caracol, a powerful lowland kingdom in Belize.

1,000 British-era cannonballs found in India

More than a thousand cannonballs dating back to the era of British rule have been found at a school in India. The balls, of various sizes, weighed between three and 26lbs each. Most of the small ones were reportedly loaded with gunpowder, but the larger ones were empty. The ammunition was found during