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Friday, November 18, 2005

The Massacre at Cancuen

Archaeologists have discovered a group of graves at the ancient Mayan site of Cancuen, Guatemala. What makes the find significant is that the remains were the bones of a royal elite, consisting of 31 nobles, more than a dozen upper class individuals, and the bodies of a king and queen. The excavated remains show clear evidence that they were systematically executed, and associated structural remains of unfinished defensive walls and houses suggests further that the scene describes an attack by an outside force around 800 A.D. Investigations are continuing. See the website for more information.


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