From Looters, Ancient Maya Altar Rescued


  • Aug 24 2010 1:19 AM

    John Garrett


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In this National Geographic News article, read about the recovery of an elaborate, 600-pound stone altar stolen from an ancient Maya ball court in Guatemala. Professional archaeologists, Guatemalan undercover agents, and local villagers collaborated to recover the altar from a ring of looters and drug runners attempting to sell it in the lucrative antiquities market. Links to related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

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