Mass Graves Reveal Massacre of Maya Royalty


  • Aug 23 2010 11:06 PM

    John Garrett


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In this National Geographic News article, read about the discovery of what is believed to be the gruesome scene of a royal massacre in the ancient city of Cancuén, one of the richest cities in the Maya empire. The bones of 31 executed and dismembered Maya nobles were found in a sacred reservoir at the entrance to the royal palace in Cancuén in the Petén rain forest of Guatemala. Links to other stories, photos, videos and Web sites are also found on this page.

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