Three statues were discovered inside one of the Balanku Mayan pyramids. The features and poses suggest they were of ancient Asian origin. Possibly Xian, ancient China. The legend says they came by boat to help survivors from an immense disaster that struck the Ancient Americas. Something went wrong. One of the brothers was murdered and the other two fled. Sometime later a dwarf “god” was added to the Egyptian pantheon of gods. Bes was a warrior god, protector of women in childbirth.
Could Bes have actually existed? A doctor/explorer from ancient Xian who protected and cared for pregnant women in an devastated land gone mad with hunger and chaos.
I returned to Balanku in 2016 and took better photos of the statues. I learned that the Mayan culture in this area was called Xi, which is similar to Xian. I discovered what look like ancient Chinese carvings at another site. I will be posting.