An important new discovery made Mexican researchers around the world famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza

An important new discovery made Mexican researchers in the excavations conducted near the world famous archaeological site of Chichen Itza in the south-east of the country / Yucatan /. They found ten graves with the remains of people who had been buried more than a thousand years ago.

Burial found in the ancient Mayan settlement Stohil, according to preliminary estimates, National Institute of Anthropology and History / INAH / was made between 600-800 years. It is noteworthy that the village existed long before the time when Chichen Itza became a huge city, the rulers who then took control of the surrounding territory.

Found the cemetery, as well as other grave discovered earlier in the territory of the current state of Yucatan, the scientists confirm the hypothesis that more than 1.2 thousand years ago, this region was fairly densely populated with the Maya. Often located in the vicinity of the village of cenotes — deep karst wells that ancient tribes believed to enter the "inframundo" — another world.

It is noteworthy that the new burial researchers found during the work on preservation of the archaeological heritage of the country: they carried out excavations in the area, where the expansion of one of the roads. At the point where the planned excavation, scientists came across numerous historical artifacts, including pyramidal structures in height from 6 to 12 meters.

During the examination of burial found that in eight of them, people were buried in a supine position, and the other two — sitting. Archaeologists found in the graves of about 30 ceramic products, including vases and plates and knives made of obsidian and jade beads.

The find has once again confirmed the need for careful study of those areas on the Yucatan Peninsula, where it is planned to carry out the construction. Archaeologists believe that there are a still a lot of archaeological sites of the ancient Mayan culture, which are not yet discovered.

In the state of Yucatan, there are many monuments left over from the Mayans. Chief among them is the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, which attracts a lot of attention of local and foreign tourists. Central to the ancient city is the pyramid of Kukulkan, which reaches 27.5 meters.

It is thought that Chichen Itza is based around the VII century BC come from the central part of the Yucatan Peninsula. By the tenth century the kingdom of the Maya Itza was the most powerful state in the Mesoamerican region, but then Chichen Itza was destroyed by the troops of the three neighboring states, and from 1194 was finally empty. It is still a mystery why the inhabitants left the city.

Category: Archaeology

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