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Supreme Warrior & Queen K’abel of the Maya

By October 3, 2012

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Carved Alabaster Vessel from tomb of Lady K'abel, in the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka', Guatemala.
© El Peru Waka Regional Archaeological Project https://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/24167.aspx

A press release from Washington University in St. Louis has announced that the tomb of a classical Maya Holy Snake Lord, Supreme Warrior, and queen, K'abel (co-ruler, but with more power than her husband, K'inich Bahlam [c. 672-692]) has probably been identified, using corroborating historical and archaeological evidence. Washington University in St. Louis' David Freide led the archaeological expedition in the royal Maya city of El Perú-Waka' (near Tikal), Guatemala. It is the alabaster jar shown above, and other ceramics within the tomb, and stela outside the tomb that led them to the conclusion since it appears to belong to Lady K'abel.

To read the article, see Tomb of Maya queen K'abel discovered in Guatemala

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October 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm
(1) Jack says:

A couple of comments: 1) Washington State University is in Pullman Washington, not St. Louis, Mo. The proper name for the St. Louis school is Washington University. 2) I prefer the courage of Boudicca against the Romans circa 67 AD.

October 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm
(2) ancienthistory says:

Sorry. It’s Washington University in St. Louis.

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