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Maya stela found in Guatemala

A Maya steal dating back to the 5th century A.D. has been found at El Achiotal in Guatemala. “This stela portrays an early king during one of the more poorly understood periods of ancient Maya history,” said Marcello A. Canuto, director of Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute and co-director of

19 stelae found in newly discovered Mayan city

Archaeologists have identified 19 inscribed stelae at the recently discoveed Mayan city of Chactun. The expert in epigraphy, who is part of the expedition endorsed by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), and who advanced deep into the Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul, explained that from the pieces found at