Monumental Mayan carving found in Guatemala

A Mayan frieze has been discovered inside a pyramid that dates to the 8th century during an archaeological dig in northeastern Guatemala.

The carving, which measures roughly 26 feet wide and 6 feet high, shows three human figures wearing elaborate bird headdresses and jade jewels, seated cross-legged over the head of a mountain spirit.

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Photo: A wide-angle photo of the Maya frieze in Guatemala shows archaeologist Anya Shetler cleaning an inscription. (F. Estrada-Belli / Proyecto Arqueologico Holmul

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