Chase, a husband-wife team from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, uncovered the 500-year-old grave of what appears to have been a Maya ruler.
Pendergast says there are some differences between artifacts found at Santa Rita and at Lamanai, the inland Maya settlement he has studied since 1974.
However, Hotel Maya is encouraging guests to live their life to the fullest with "The Year To Go Mayan" mantra.
Hotel Maya - a Doubletree Hotel, 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802.
One of the most puzzling elements of this carving has been translated by Maya scholar David Stuart.
Analysis of the bones showed he was from the region west of Copan, just as described in Maya legend.
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