Important Find of the Tomb of a Queen Known From Texts

A team that includes David Freidel has uncovered the tomb of Lady K’abel at the site of El Peru-Waka in Guatemala. She is Lady K’abel, a seventh-century Maya Holy Snake Lord. There is a white alabaster bowl in the burial with glyphs indicating the Lady, along with other vessels and a stela that further point to Lady K’abel. She ruled with her husband, K’inich Bahlam, from 672-692 CE. She was of the dynastic house of the Snake King, and her title means Supreme Warrior. She is also commemorated on Stela 34 of El Peru-Waka, which is in the Cleveland Art Museum.

Washington University News has the story, photos and drawings here.

The complete team report is here.

(Notice slightly modified from one posted by Mike Ruggieri)

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