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Ancient Maya Mural Unveiled

by Pat Coate | December 17, 2005

San Bartolo, Guatemala - U.S. archaeologists have discovered the "Sistine Chapel" of the Maya civilization - a finely painted, well preserved mural depicting the Maya creation myth and the crowning of a king.

Unearthed inside a ruined pyramid in the Guatemalan jungle near the ancient Maya city of San Bartolo, the 100 B.C painting is the oldest intact mural ever found in Meso-America.

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