Archaeologists find likely queen tomb in Guatemala

In this June 17, 2012 photo released by the El Peru-Waka Archaeological Project shows a ceramic pot found in a burial chamber at the El Peru-Waka archaeological site in Laguna del Tigre National Park in Peten, north of Guatemala City. Archaeologists say a stone jar found at burial chamber in northern Guatemala leads them to believe it is the tomb of a great Maya queen. The team of U.S. and Guatemalan experts led by anthropologist David Freidel has also found other evidence, such as ceramic vessels and a large stone with carvings referring it as the burial site of Lady K'abel, considered the military governor of an ancient Maya city during the seventh century. (AP Photo/El Peru-Waka' Archaeological Project)The discovery of a tomb that experts believe might be that of a great Maya queen could redefine the understanding of women's political roles during the Classic Maya period, experts said Thursday.