Maya Jade Pendant Found at Nim Li Punit, Belize (image) University of California - San Diego Share Print E-Mail Caption The jade once belonging to an ancient Maya king is inscribed with 30 hieroglyphs. It was used during important religious ceremonies. Credit Courtesy G. Braswell/UC San Diego Usage Restrictions Only with stories on this research. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.