Photo by Professor Geoffrey Braswell
A large carved jade pendant likely made for the Maya king Janaab’ Ohl K’inich has been found by Professor Geoffrey Braswell of University of California, San Diego and his team at the site of Nim Li Punit in Belize. Measuring 7.4 inches wide, 4.1 inches high and just 0.3 inches thick, the T-shaped decoration is the second largest Maya jade artifact in the country and is the only one known to have historical information recorded on the back. For more information please read the Science News article here.
On our upcoming Archaeology of Belize tour, we will visit the site of Nim Li Punit and, schedule permitting, Professor Braswell will meet privately with the group to discuss the latest discoveries!