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Remains of previously unknown Mayan palace discovered in Mexico

Maya's mysteriously disappeared civilization isone of the greatest in the western hemisphere. Maya flourished throughout Central America, including southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. Excavations on the Yucatan Peninsula with enviable regularity replenish the collection of researchers and archaeologists with new finds. According to the website of the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico, recently archaeologists have discovered the remains of a huge palace, whose age exceeds 1000 years. A previously unknown palace, according to researchers. It is part of a large complex with living rooms and an altar.

Maya civilization left a huge legacy

The mysterious city of a mysterious civilization

Excavations took place in the archaeological zone of Kulub,which is located near one of Mexico's most popular tourist spots. The first of five discovered stone structures of the pre-Hispanic period, archaeologists found in 2018. Today it is established that at the excavation site was the city of Mayan civilization. The reason the city was not found earlier lies in the rich vegetation of Kuluba, which greatly complicated the work of archaeologists.

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Researchers report that the palace is longreaches 55 meters, 15 meters wide and 6 meters high. A truly impressive building, among other things, consists of six rooms. Moreover, the large palace complex also includes two living rooms, an altar and a large circular oven. However, the most interesting is the fact that at the burial place, archaeologists discovered human remains that have already been sent to the laboratory. Scientists hope that the analysis of the remains will help us find out the gender, age and even the cause of death of Mayans.

Archaeologist cleans part of a building discovered in Kulub

According to Alfredo Barrera Rubio, one ofleading archaeologists, the palace was built in the classical period of Mayan civilization, when the city of Chichen Itza was the most famous in the north of the peninsula. Researchers report that they know very little about the architectural features of this region, which is located northeast of Yucatan. For this reason, archaeologists intend to study the architecture of Kuluba and restore the cultural heritage.

It is interesting: Why the Mayan civilization disappeared

It looks like the last excavation site in Mexico

It should be noted that this is only the beginning of the work. According to experts, they have just opened one of the most important centers of the Mayan civilization, which were famous for their pyramidal temples and giant stone buildings. Maya, among other things, invented hieroglyphic writing, engaged in agriculture and metalworking. A mysterious sunset occurred between about 800 and 1000 years BC, and as the main causes of the death of Maya, scientists call war, climate and epidemics.

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In the future, researchers intend to return partforest cover lost during excavations and work on old sites to preserve the delicate elements of stone buildings. Trees can provide residual protection from direct sunlight and wind, which can damage the original colors and paints.