1,600-Year-Old Mayan Tablet Discovered In Ancient Guatemalan Ruins


A 1,600-year-old tablet describing the reign of a mysterious ancient king Eye Padro has been unearthed in the ancient ruins of a temple in Guatemala. It describes the king’s 15-year rule during a period of unrest in Mayan history.

Covered in human fingerprints and debris, archeologists took several days to carefully brush away the surrounding earth after discovering the 12″ tablet two feet below the surface last week while digging for artifacts from the Mayan site.

“It’s a pretty significant find,” said Professor Theodore C. Bestor, an anthropologist at Harvard University, “When we charged up the device, we found a treasure trove of information contained on the tablet, including a gallery of ancient pictures and selfies taken by tribes men and women who lived and worked in the region.

“We believe the owner of the tablet was a high priest king, who went by the name Eye Padro who lived somewhere between 400 BC and 550 AD”.

However, since discovering the tablet last week, the archaeologist team behind the find have had to wait for further information to be released from the device, as there are ‘thousands’ of updates for it to go through before it functions normally again.

“It is painfully slow, but is working. When we open it, it notifies us of 3,476 new updates, which unfortunately we will have to wait through,” explained Bestor. “It should be up-to-speed by December 2017, and then we can start looking into its contents in more detail”.

Of the information given so far, the tablet details how the great king Eye Padro ruled the Mayan people for almost 20 years, before being murdered by a rival tribe under the rule of king Saim Sung. The tablet, primitive in design, has no earphone jack, as expected with such an ancient tablet.