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.
Researchers in Honduras believe they have uncovered the remains of one of the first kings of Central America's Mayan civilization. Archaeologists working at Copan, a major site for Mayan civilization culture, believe they have found bones belonging to one of 16 Mayan kings. 'We have found skeleton in a grave in the