Scientists Extract DNA to Learn More About Red Queen who Died 1,300 Years Ago

21000-redqueenIn new study, Mexican researchers extract intact DNA from Palenque’s Red Queen

The osseous remains of the Red Queen, the enigmatic character from Lakamha, “Place of the big waters”, today known as Palenque, in Chiapas, are being scientifically analyzed in order to date the burial in a more precise manner. It is still unknown as to whether the Red Queen was the wife of the celebrated dignitary Pakal II or if she was a ruler of that ancient Mayan metropolis.

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Source: ArtDaily.com / Photo: Michel Zabe INAH

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