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Stunning ‘priceless’ Maya wall paintings reveal their secrets – Fox News

Stunning Maya wall paintings have been discovered during the renovation of a house in Guatemala.

Found on the walls of a house in Chajul, experts say that the paintings are from the colonial period between A.D. 1524 and 1821. The paintings, which were discovered in 2003 by the house’s owner, have been conserved by a team of experts.

“The priceless paintings may represent a revival of local culture as Spanish authority waned,” researchers explain in a statement emailed to Fox News, noting that they combine indigenous techniques and motifs of Spanish origin.

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The research is published in the journal Antiquity.

Part of the mural, featuring musicians dressed in European attire (three figures on the left) and a dancer in Maya dress (figure on the right)

Part of the mural, featuring musicians dressed in European attire (three figures on the left) and a dancer in Maya dress (figure on the right) (credit: R. Słaboński/Antiquity)

Working with local Ixil Maya people researchers have
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