Human-size sculpture found in Mayan town in Mexico

STORY: Location: Yucatan, Mexico

This human-sized sculpture was discovered in an old Mayan town

Archaeologists believe it represents a male figure

that could have been offered in a ritual

It was found in one of the buildings under restoration

at Mexico’s Oxkintok archaeological site

Archaeologists also found engravings and inscriptions on the walls

[Luis Pantoja, Oxkintok Project Director]

“We are looking to get all the buildings open to the public. We don’t have any findings now. To us, every discovery is important. A human sculpture that was precisely found in this building here behind us caught our attention. It represents different ideas of the Mayan cosmovision.”