Mitchell-Hedges and his party had apparently found the ruins of an ancient Mayan city called “Lubaatan,” or “The City of Fallen Stones.” When the team first came across the collapsed ancient metropolis, it was reportedly disguised by a thick layer of vegetation. So, it seems that the explorers burnt away the plant life – revealing the crumbling stones underneath. None of them, though, could have imagined what they would find inside.
You see, it appears that one of Lubaatan’s ruined pyramids housed a precious artifact. And it was Anna, Frederick’s own adopted daughter, who supposedly discovered the intriguing object, there under one of the temple’s altars. Incredibly, buried in the soil was a preserved model cranium that had been carved from a solitary slab of pellucid quartz.
The artifact was – and is – a near-perfect representation of a human skull. Weighing just under 12 pounds, it measures 5 inches in both height and width, with a length of around 7 inches. And it’s these diminutive proportions that have caused experts to believe that the object was probably modeled on a woman’s skull.