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The Mayan King Pakal is dead. That's not the weird part. The weird part is the lid of his sarcophagus which has been carved with mysterious artwork that appears as if he's blasting off into space on an ancient Mayan spaceship. But is Pakal really a Palenque astronaut? Did he get this oddly advanced technology from alien visitors? Or, is there a more grounded explanation for this otherworldly imagery?
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