National Treasure of Belize: Maya Jade Head in Exhibit | Belize in Social Media | Scoop.it

The Jade Head is Belize's most famous artifact. Great article and photos.

 

"...The Jade Head weighs 9.75 pounds and 5.86 inches tall, and is the largest object discovered in the Mundo Maya. The Crown Jewel of Belize was found at the Temple B4, the tallest Maya Temples at the site of Altun Ha. It was discovered in 1968, and the excavations at Altun Ha were the largest scale and long term archeological feat ever undertaken in Belize..."