National Geographic : 2016 Sep
Lost empire of the maya 8 9 GUATEMALAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS (ALL). PHOTOGRAPHED AT NATIONAL MUSEUM, GUATEMALA CITY WAKA (EL PERÚ) In about 656, another Snake ally, King Jaguar Throne, was laid to rest in this city-state. His tomb contained painted ceramic figurines four to nine inches tall depicting a mythical ritual from the underworld. Snake King Yuknoom Cheen II (top row, far left) plays the role of king. His daughter Lady Water Lily Hand (left) has conjured up a magical deer (bottom row, far left), which prays for the spiritual resurrec- tion of the deceased. Other participants include the king’s widow and royal courtiers.