Saturday, December 28, 2019

Mayan Temple Discovered Near Cancun

The find isn't terribly unexpected or paradigm breaking. But, it illustrates that there is still plenty of relatively low hanging fruit out there to be discovered by archaeologists in much of the world. 
Archeologists have discovered a large palace likely used by the Mayan elite more than 1,000 years ago in the ancient city of Kuluba, near the modern day tourist hot spot of Cancun in eastern Mexico, Mexican anthropology officials said. 
The remains of the six-meter high building, 55 meters (180 feet) long and 15 meters wide, suggest the palace was inhabited for two long periods between 600-1050 A.D., the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said in a statement. 
The Mayan civilization reached its peak between 250 and 900 A.D., when it ruled large swaths of what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras.
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