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Discover hidden Mayan ruins in Mexico City

Discover hidden Mayan ruins in Mexico City

Scientists made the discovery of a hidden Mayan city which they called Chactún (meaning red stone or boulder). The discovery made by staff of the National Institute of Anthropology in the state of is the typical structures of a city of this type including pyramids, remnants of a palace and courts for the ball game.

It was in 1996 that they began to investigate about 54 acres in the southeastern state of Campeche and that work is paying off. Apparently the city found flourished between 600 and 900 AD, and along with 80 other sites, remained hidden until today.

The name Chactún with which he christened this city comes from the decorative tombstones found at the site. Entries found in these served as inspiration to name the site, as authorities reported.

Slovenian archaeologist Ivan Sprajc, research team leader said: “We have several pyramids in the area and a palace that dominates the area. At the moment we can not confirm if it tried to buildings constructed for the upper classes or were administrative in nature. “ The finding was partially funded by the and National Geographic.

Link: Ruins of hidden Maya city, Chactun, discovered in Mexico (Los Angeles Times)

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