Archaeologists unearthed the mask of an ancient Mayan deity, and then buried it back

(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists have found in Mexico a mask of an ancient Mayan deity, which was made around 300 BC.

In the state of Yucatan, a huge Mayan mask was discovered. It showed the face of a deity that scientists do not know. A variety of building materials were used to create the mask. This discovery was made at the site of the Ucaña excavation, which scientists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico are engaged in.

Experts said that in most cases, the Maya installed similar masks next to their pyramidal structures. It is worth noting that artifacts of a similar type were previously found in Isamal and Akansha. This discovery relates to the study of Mayan burial mounds, which were previously discovered in the same area.

After the mask was discovered, it was buried again until such time as there would be an opportunity to really study and restore it. Thanks to the preliminary restoration, the mask was strengthened, some of the missing parts were added and its surface was thoroughly cleaned. All work was completed within a year and only after that the artifact was reburied in a safe place.

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