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In Mexico, he showed a unique sculpture of the Mayan god of death KXan 36 Daily News

Date: June 18, 2024 Time: 11:01:41

A stone sculpture from pre-Hispanic times representing a Mayan deity of death has been discovered by experts from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

A brief report on the find is published on the INAH website. The ancient sculpture was found during an archaeological rescue near the town of Conhuas, Campeche. According to preliminary estimates, the artifact dates to the early classical period (200-600 AD).

The height of the sculpture is 25 centimeters. The deity is depicted seated. It is worth noting the deformed skull of her. The deity’s face is hidden under a mask, she has a nose ring. On the surface, the researchers found traces of red pigments. Probably, the statuette was painted in a bright color in ancient times, but in our time the color has already disappeared from the artifact.

“This figurine, due to its sharp features, resembles funerary motifs and may be associated with the deity of death,” explained the INAH, “Next to this sculpture, fragments of polychrome ceramics were found.”

The figurine was excavated at Archaeological Site No. 7, where archaeologists had previously found almost 22,000 other objects from the pre-Hispanic period, including remains of ancient foundations. Probably, a fairly densely populated Mayan city was located in this place. Scientists suggest that it was a city-state with a complex social organization. Its actual population has not yet been determined. But it is known that the city-states of the Maya, at times, had hundreds of thousands of inhabitants.

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