Maya civilization is one of the oldest along with Indian and Chinese,followed by Sumerian and Egypt. Common features are Sun Worship,Building of Temples,Belief in Rebirth and elaborate rituals for the departed.
For additional details read “Deivathin Kural’ of Kanchi Periyavar( Vanathi Publication.)
Pictures captured by a remote-controlled camera lowered into the tomb revealed an apparently intact funeral chamber, with offerings sitting on the floor. Wall murals depicted a series of nine figures, painted in black on a blood-red background.