Mexico: Funeral finery of ancient ‘Red Queen’ restored

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One of Mexico‘s most famous archaeological treasures’ funeral finery from Mayan times has arrived in the nation’s capital.

They belonged to a woman known as the “Red Queen”, who is believed to have been a prominent figure in the Mayan world.

She was found about a quarter of a century ago in an ancient citadel, in a red sarcophagus, in a red room.

Archaeologists and historians have reconstructed her features, burial jewellery, death mask and some of the aspects about her life.

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico City.

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