Archaeologists have discovered a rare stone altar in the course of excavations in the North of Guatemala, which belonged to the ancient Maya. The artifact caused the text, which focuses on policy of the rulers Coolscope Kingdom in the mid-sixth century. About it reported in a press release on Phys.org.
The altar was found among the jungle, in the ruins of the temple of the ancient Mayan city of La Corona, discovered in 1996. Plate size, made of limestone, is 1.46 to 1.2 meters and weighs more than a ton. A sample of Mayan hieroglyphic writing dated may 12, 544. The text discusses a previously unknown ruler of the Kingdom Coolscope named chak-Tuk-ICAC (Chak Took Ich’aak), whose residence was situated in La Corona.
According to scientists, the discovery suggests that the dynasty of rulers Canola conducted successful expansion into land that belonged to Mutoscope Kingdom. They defeated their opponents in 562 year, which allowed them to freely reign in the Mayan lowlands (South-Eastern part of Mesoamerica) for two centuries.
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