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Well-preserved Maya stucco sculpture found in Guatemala

A beautiful stucco sculpture, still with it's colours intact, has been unearthed at the site of a buried pyramid in the Maya city of Holmul in Guatemala. The frieze was on one side of a staircase tomb that was inside a pyramid built by the later rulers of the site. Painted

Gargoyle crumbles off of Rome’s Trevi fountain

City officials are blaming heavy snowfall as the reason behind why ornate stucco reliefs have crumbled off of Rome's historic Trevi fountain. As hundreds of tourists lobbed pennies into the fountain's pool on Monday, workmen were erecting scaffolding around a section of the facade where fragments of a gargoyle's head and

Stucco panels tell Maya creation myth

Two massive carved stucco panels, discovered in Guatemala, are the earliest known respresentations of the Mayan creation myth. According to the researchers, the panels—26 feet long and 20 feet high, with images of monsters, gods, and swimming heroes—date to 300 B.C. They formed the sides of a channel that carried rainwater

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