Found mask of pakal the Great, the ruler of the Kingdom of the Maya
The mask depicts the portrait of the ruler in old age.
Team the Mexican National Museum of anthropology, is leading excavations in Chiapas on the border with Guatemala, found a wonderful artifact of VII century: stucco mask, which archaeologists believe the portrait of the ruler of the Kingdom Baikalskogo Maya, Pacal the Great.
The 20-inch mask was discovered during the study of the ancient drainage system of the temple. The mask portrays a ruler in old age: it developed wrinkles that gave the first opportunity to present the appearance of a ruler in years. Pakal ascended the throne at the age of 12 and ruled from 615 to 683 ad with the mask was discovered ceramic sculptures and remains of animals, including lizards, crabs and turtles.