(ORDO NEWS) — In Mexico, they were engaged in the construction of a railway. It was then that specialists discovered a huge archaeological site in the immediate vicinity of Cancun, which consisted of more than 300 buildings.
Experts are convinced that these buildings represent an ancient Mayan settlement that resembles many other ruins in the region. Special attention is paid to the fact that the height of some buildings is very high and reaches the mark of 8 meters.
It has been known for a long time that such regions of Mexico as Quintana Roo and Yucatan act as incredibly rich cultural monuments. Many historians suggest that Chichen Itza can be only a part of a huge attraction.
The new archaeological zone was named Paamul II. The researchers immediately decided to declare it not only an ecological, but also an archaeological reserve.
It is worth paying attention to the fact that today only 11% of the ancient section of the railway has been surveyed.
Despite the fact that a very small part of the reserve was studied, archaeologists have already managed to discover a huge number of artifacts and monuments.
On the territory of the ancient village, they found more than 25 thousand different buildings, as well as their numerous remains.
In addition, human remains were discovered, which are directly related to Maya burials. Scientists became the owners of thousands of various relics, which include ceramic dishes, personal items, and tools.
“We plan to share the majority of all finds between the museums located in this region.
In the future, we are going to deconstruct the houses and stabilize other structures in order to have the opportunity to study them in the future,” the scientists say.
Researchers also continue to study cenotes and other underground objects of natural origin. A large number of various artifacts were discovered at the bottom of such reservoirs in this region.
Cenotes are a natural failure that appears after the collapse of the vault in limestone caves. The Maya considered these places sacred and used them to make sacrifices and offerings.
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