March 10, 2019

INAH Finds Treasure Trove of Maya artifacts in Yucatan Caves.

INAH has found a treasure trove of 155 Maya artifacts in cave chambers in the cave system of Balamku, near Chichen Itza, in the Yucatan. The discovery will help researchers with finding out about the extent of trade in Mesoamerica at the time of Chichen Itza. New methods of cave archaeology will be used in this discovery. Archaeologists will learn a lot about the history of Chichen Itza by way of this find, and it will shed light on the catastrophic droughts that led to the Maya collapse.

National Geographic has the report here with photos and a video;
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/03/maya-ritual-balamku-cave-stuns-archaeologists/

And the Daily Mail has its usual photo and video collection here;
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5077989/Secret-passageway-1-000-year-old-Mayan-temple.html

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