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Etruscan stele found in Italy

An inscribed Etruscan stele has been found during the excavation of a temple Tuscany. "This is probably going to be a sacred text, and will be remarkable for telling us about the early belief system of a lost culture that is fundamental to western traditions," said archaeologist Gregory Warden, co-director and

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

Egyptian stele lists offerings to the gods

A New Kingdom stele, found during construction work in northern Cairo, contains a list of offerings made to the gods during the 18th or 19th dynasty in Egypt. Minister of State for Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim explained that the newly-discovered stone artefact is the right section of a New Kingdom stele, on

Olmec altar and stele found in Mexico

A 2,500-year-old alter and stele have been found at the Chalcatzingo archaeological site in Central Mexico. he pieces are thought to have been made between 800 and 500 B.C., about the same age as another altar and a relief depicting three cats that archaeologists from INAH's Morelos Center found at Chalcatzingo

Millennium-old monument with image of Mayan ruler found

A 1,000-year-old stele with the image of a Mayan ruler on it has been found in Mexico. In the bas-relief sculpture the Mayan ruler rises above an individual who lies at his feet, "a scene representing the seizing of power by one Maya group from another," INAH said, adding that the

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