Stairs Lead to Change in Mayan Story

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This is pretty exciting stuff:

Balaj Chan K’awiil was born to privilege and given a kingdom, but he sold out to the enemy, defeated his former benefactors in battle and celebrated the victory by sacrificing the brother who mentored him.

This Shakespeare-like tale can be found inscribed in newly discovered Mayan hieroglyphics in the limestone stairs of a 7th-century pyramid at Dos Pilas, tucked away in the Peten rain forest of central Guatemala.”