December 12, 2022
INAH has uncovered a trove of stone masks at the Maya site of Tonina in southern Mexico. The masks were found in an around a structure called the House of the Recreation of the Universe, near a sunken plaza. They dare to 650 CE. The masks symbolize elements of the underworld, earth and sky. These masks have been uncovered since 2013. Masks missing a lower jaw represent gods of the underworld. Some makes are of gods from different cultures, such as the Central Mexican rain god Tlaloc.
These masks were placed in storage and not announced until research we completed on them recently.
Heritage Daily has the report here;