Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 08:25
GUATEMALA CITY - The director of the archaeological site, the American David Frieldel, explained at a press conference that the queen has been identified as "Kalomte Kabel".
Friedel said that "this is the most important finding" that has made over the 43 years he has worked as an archaeologist in Guatemala's Maya Biosphere.
The remains were in "a very sacred to the ancient Mayan temple in the city's most important" archaeological site said.
According to Friedel, "Kalomte Kabel" was the wife of the King of Wak, identified as "Kinich Bahlam II".
The ancient Maya queen is portrayed on Stela 34 which is on display in a museum in Cleveland, United States, along with her husband and is associated with the year 692 BC.
It is also in the likeness of a set of figurines found in El Peru-Waka in 2006.
The remains of the ancient Maya queen, who was a warrior, was discovered by researcher originally from Mexico and nationalized U.S. and Guatemalan Olivia Griselda Navarro Pérez.
Navarro explained that the finding did last June 9 in a structure of El Peru-Waka known as "M13-1".
"The finding was surprising," said the archaeologist, adding that the remains of the queen were transferred to a laboratory in Guatemala City for investigation.
Inside the chamber were also found at least five heads stucco Maya kings and several cylindrical jars, and a sculpted junal Queen's face when he was young, he said.
Investigations at the site which is located in the Laguna del Tigre National Park, in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in the Petén, started since 2003.
According to Navarro, was detected during excavation the main room of the last stage of construction of the building called "The Terrace" in which a central bank discovered that functioned as a center of worship of fire.
Under "the Terrace" was that it was the "spectacular" discovery of the tomb where they were the remains of ancient Maya queen, with elaborate offerings that include ceramic vessels dating from the late seventh century and the beginning of eight, he said.
Also located a considerable amount of jade jewelry, thousands of flakes and obsidian blades.
"One of the most important offerings is a small alabaster box with lid carved spiral form which emerges an elderly individual" and was the key to identifying "Kalomte Kabel" he said.
Courtesy Prensa Libre
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