Archaeologist recently announced the discovery of a tomb possibly dating back 1,600 years to the Early Classic period of Maya history. The discovery in Guatemala this last May is especially interesting due to how well the tomb has been preserved. In addition to the usual discoveries of ceramic and stone objects and bones, the airtight tomb contains objects of wood and textiles, which are extremely rare in this part of the world.
Early speculation may suggest this was a royal tomb, but much more research still needs to be completed before any definitive answers can be given.
"We still have a great deal of work to do," said Stephen Houston an archaeologist at Brown University in Rhode Island. "We've only been out of the field for a few weeks, and we're still catching our breath after a very difficult, technical excavation. Royal tombs are hugely dense with information and require years of study to understand."
Read more on this discovery here.