In the Mexican state of Campeche, archaeologists have found a statue of the god of the Mayan civilization.
The sculpture was dated to the classical period, 200-600 AD, informs Heritage Daily.
It was found during the construction of the railway near the village of Conhuas. The ruins of the Balamku temple complex are located near it.
The statue was made of limestone. She can represent the god of death Mai Tsyzin. His name means “smelly”.
The height of the statue is 25 cm.
“This is a figure with sharp facial features that resembles funerary motifs and may be associated with the deity of death,” the researchers said in a statement.
Archaeologists in Egypt found a large burial of 250 sarcophagi with mummies, as well as a cache of bronze statues. The find is located in the Saqqara necropolis near Cairo. The mummies are well preserved.