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Maya breakthrough after discovery of ‘death mask’ in temple ‘gave insight into afterlife’

  • September 23, 2021

During this time he oversaw the construction of some of Palenque’s most impressive sacred sites, like the massive central palace.

More importantly, he commissioned the building of the iconic Temple of the Inscriptions.

The temple was explored during the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary, ‘Sacred sites: Maya’.

In 1952, archaeologists made a discovery inside the temple that the documentary’s narrator described as giving, “a new insight into what the Maya believed about life and the afterlife”.

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Article source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1495554/maya-breakthrough-discovery-death-mask-temple-of-inscriptions-afterlife-spt

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