Ancient Mayan city unearthed in Mexico
2013-06-20 0:00

From: PastHorizons



Extensive Maya city discovered in Campeche

A team led by archaeologist Ivan Sprajc, has announced the discovery of an ancient Maya city called Chactn, Red Stone or Piedra Grande . Located in the southeast area of Campeche, it represents one of the largest sites of the Mexican Central Lowlands.

Discovered a few weeks ago, the archaeologists believe that the city was at the centre of a vast region between 600 and 900 AD. The extent of the site measures more than 22 hectares, and contains a number of monuments, with at least a dozen of them bearing inscriptions.

Hidden in the jungle for centuries

Throughout the centuries, Chactn remained hidden in the jungle of the northern Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul, which is part of an area over 3,000 square kilometres, located between the Rio Bec and Chenes region. This area until now, has remained as a total blank on the archaeological map of the Maya region.

It is one of the largest sites in the Central Lowlands, comparable in extent and magnitude of its buildings with Becan, Nadzcaan and El Palmar in Campeche, said the Sprajc, who works for the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

The ancient Maya metropolis is one of 80 sites that have been identified by the Archaeological Survey Project in Southeastern Campeche, which began in 1996. The location of these sites was based primarily on recognition from large-scale aerial photography.

Some sites like Uxul and Kings wall had previously been described by explorers such as Karl Ruppert, in the 1930s. However, Chactn was largely ignored by scientific expeditions until today.

Encouraged archaeological exploration

In 1989 the region was declared part of the Biosphere Reserve and archaeological exploration was made possible.

With aerial photographs examined stereoscopically, we find many features that were obviously architectural remains. From there we took the coordinates and the next step was to locate the ancient routes used by tappers and loggers to reach the area, explained Sprajc.

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"Its been hidden for 1400 years and is one of the most important cities in Mayan civilisation. Now its been found in the Mexican jungle.











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