Mayan King Tomb Found.

Archaeologist Hector Escobedo outsmarted tomb raiders to find the treasures of the tomb of a Mayan king in Peru Guatemala.

The excavation team were working against the clock, aware that would-be treasures looters were scouting the same area.

Just a day before Escobedo discovered the tomb, looters sneaked into a tunnel the archeologists dug under the pyramid, clearing out rock and rubble in a fruitless effort to find booty.


Update 5/7/06: Neatorama reader Lisa pointed out that although the site is called the El Peru Waka, it is actually in Guatemala (Central America), not in Peru (South America). Also, the Maya lived in Central America whereas it was the Inca who lived in Peru. (Thanks Lisa!)

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