December 15, 2005


In Guatemala’s jungle they found
An ancient, ruined pyramid-like mound
Where a mural unfurled
God creating the Mayan world
And how the first human king was crowned!

The Guardian 15/12/05: Archaeologists have dug up the oldest known Mayan painting inside a ruined pyramid deep inside a Guatemalan jungle. Dated at around 100BC, the paint-on-plaster mural depicts the Mayas' creation myth with an elegance and finesse suggesting the civilisation developed much earlier than previously accepted. Get the story here

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