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September 13 2012

Guatemalan family doing refurbishments discover Mayan murals that haven't been seen in CENTURIES


A family in Guatemala was simply looking to renovate their home, hoping to get a different look than what they were used to.

That mission was certainly accomplished when they began scraping back plaster in their kitchen, they discovered a historic Mayan mural that covered multiple walls.

When Lucas Asicona Ramirez peeled back the layers and found the murals, he was likely the first person to see the images in centuries.

The Maya were a group of people who lived in the areas now known as Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and western El Salvador before the Spanish colonization of the Americas.

Though the official start and end dates of the civilization vary, the range from 2600 B.C. to about 900 A.D. showing their longevity.

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