Historical Reconstruction Red Queen of Palenque
The Discovery Channel International commissioned Karen T. Taylor to produce the first facial reconstruction of an important Mayan ancestor. Discovered in 1994, a pre-Columbian tomb in the ancient city of Palenque contained the remains of a woman who came to be known as the Red Queen. Embellished with jewels, gold, turquoise and jade, the tomb dates from about 600 A.D. This project can be seen in the production El Misterio de la Reina Roja and at the How Stuff Works website.