The tomb of Lady K’abel, a seventh-century Maya Holy Snake Lord, was discovered during excavations of the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka’ in northwestern Petén, Guatemala, by a team led by David Freidel, co-director of the expedition.
The discovery is significant not only because the tomb is that of a notable historical figure in Maya history, but also because the newly uncovered tomb is a rare situation in which Maya archaeological and historical records meet, says Freidel, an anthropology professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Photo credit: El Peru Waka Regional Archaeological Project