Were Maya female rulers warriors?

Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth and other powerful royal women played pivotal roles in history. Now they have some New World company among the ancient Maya.  A royal tomb recently discovered in Guatemala appears to be that of Lady K’abel, ‘Holy Snake Lady’, and articles found in the burial name her as a ‘kaloomte’, or ‘supreme warrior’. While Lady K’abel ruled with her husband, K’inich Bahlam, her title of Kaloomte gave her higher authority than the king.  And further texts show that she played a critical role in the supreme clash between cities of the ancient Maya world. Travel to the Mayan world with Far Horizons!

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