Ancient Mayan City Revealed In Mexican Jungle By Archaeologists
Ryan Martin / 7 years ago
A Live Science report has revealed that Archaeologists have just discovered a Mayan City that originates from A.D. 600 to A.D. 900. This means that the time period in question coincides with the late classic Maya period. The city is located in the Yucatan Peninsula’s Campeche province and that particular region has been home to several discoveries of Mayan complexes and artefacts over the years.
Researchers were first aware of the possibility of a city in this region after studying aerial photographs.
“With aerial photographs examined stereoscopically, we found many features that were obviously architectural remains. From there we took the coordinates and the next step was to locate the ancient alleys used by tappers and loggers to reach the area,” archaeologist Ivan Sprajc stated
This city reportedly covered some 54 acres and was apparently heavily populated and very complex. Researches found remains of ball courts, plazas, homes, altars and other structures. Estimates say some of the Pyramids located there were up to 23 metres high. The site has been named Chactún by the archaeologists who discovered it.
“It is one of the largest sites in the Central Lowlands, comparable in its extent and the magnitude of its buildings with Becan, Nadzcaan and El Palmar in Campeche” Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said in a statement.
Image courtesy of Live Science / National Institute of Anthropology and History