Mexico: Large Tomb Discovered Amid Mayan Pyramids at Palenque

Posted on June 24, 2011 • Filed under: Archaeology, Culture, Mexico

A small video camera has allowed archaelogists to discover a large tomb– untouched for over 1500 years– amid the Mayan ruins at Palenque, ABC Mexico reports. The tomb is believed to be of a high-ranking official who lived in the period between 431 and 550 ACE. The images from the video camera show red-painted walls with human figures outlined in black, as well as 11 clay pots and pieces of jade and shell. The exploration of the burial chamber is part of an interdisciplinary project put forth by the National Institute of Archaeology and History (INAH). Read Article

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