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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.

Read more from NBC News.

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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Strong earthquake off Guatemala felt as far as Mexico City
Update, 3:21 pm ET: Guatemalan president says preliminary reports indicate 15 dead in 7.4 quake. (Associated Press)
BBC News: At least 8 people have been reported dead after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Guatemala’s Pacific coast. Guatemala’s president has declared a national alert and advised people to evacuate tall buildings as a precaution. Officials say roads have been buried in landslides.
People fled from offices and homes around the region; buildings shook from Mexico City to San Salvador.

Photo: People who work in office buildings along El Paseo de la Reforma stand outside Wednesday after evacuating their offices due to a Guatemala-centered earthquake felt in Mexico City. (Eduardo Verdugo / AP)

Strong earthquake off Guatemala felt as far as Mexico City

Update, 3:21 pm ET: Guatemalan president says preliminary reports indicate 15 dead in 7.4 quake. (Associated Press)

BBC News: At least 8 people have been reported dead after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Guatemala’s Pacific coast. Guatemala’s president has declared a national alert and advised people to evacuate tall buildings as a precaution. Officials say roads have been buried in landslides.

People fled from offices and homes around the region; buildings shook from Mexico City to San Salvador.

Photo: People who work in office buildings along El Paseo de la Reforma stand outside Wednesday after evacuating their offices due to a Guatemala-centered earthquake felt in Mexico City. (Eduardo Verdugo / AP)