An altar estimated to be around 1,500 years old was discovered in a small archaeological site in northern Guatemala, showing the political ambitions of the Mayan king's dynasty of Kaanul to control the entire region, similar to the popular television series 'Game of Thrones'.
The limestone altar, weighing almost a ton, was found at the La Corona archaeological site in the jungle of Petén, on the border with Mexico and Belize, Tomás Barrientos, co-director of the project that carries out the excavations and investigations, told reporters.
Barrientos, in presenting the discovery, explained that the altar . . .