‘The Storm God enters the sky’: Archaeologists uncover a 1,400-year-old sculpture of Mayan gods in Guatemala
Archaeologists have found an extraordinary Mayan frieze richly decorated with images of deities and rulers and a long dedicatory inscription, the Guatemalan government said Wednesday.
The frieze was discovered by Guatemalan archaeologist Francisco Estrada-Belli, a professor at Tulane University’s Anthropology Department, and his team in the northern Province of Peten, the government said in a joint statement with Estrada-Belli.
“This is an extraordinary finding that occurs only once in the life of an archaeologist,” Estrada-Belli said. (Francisco Estrada-Belli / Proyecto Arqueologico Holmul / AP Photo)