Stucco head of maize god found in Palenque

Archaeologists have unearthed a stucco head depicting the youthful Maya maize god in the Archaeological Zone of Palenque in Chiapas, southern Mexico. This is the first depiction of the maize god, one of the major deities of the Mayan pantheon, found in Palenque. It dates to the Mayan Late Classic period (ca. 700 -850 A.D.). …