Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ancient Maya Tomb Yields "Amazing" Fabrics
Fabric fragments excavated from the tomb of an ancient Maya queen rival modern textiles in their complexity and quality, scientists say.

The tomb was discovered in the Maya city of Copán in Honduras by a team led by archaeologist Robert Sharer of the University of Pennsylvania.

Researchers believe the queen, whose name is not known, was buried in the fifth century A.D.

Unfortunately, they don't say how the textile was preserved. Kinda neat though. Textiles are one of those subdisciplines I never took much interest in.