September 20, 2018

Elaborate Altar Uncovered at the Maya site of La Corona

Archaeologists, excavating at the Maya site of La Corona in Guatemala have uncovered an elaborate one ton altar in a temple at the site. It depicts a Maya king, Chak Took Ich’aak, holding a scepter which has two patron gods of the city emerging from it. 

It proves that that the Kaanul dynasty or the Serpent Kingdom developed a political movement that allowed them to defeat Tikal in 562 CE, and rule the Maya lowlands for two centuries. The altar also shows a wedding between a princess from the Serpent Kingdom and a king of La Corona. The Serpent Kingdom stretched through Guatemala, Belize, and Campeche, and was defeated in the end by Tikal.

PhysOrg has the story here With photos;

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