Mayan altar found during highway construction in Mexico

Published on August 21st, 2009 | by Admin


Highway construction in Mexico has unearthed a rare Early Classic period Mayan altar.

“When excavating the Tanil-Xtepen stretch of 180 Highway, the structure was found and named Structure 13 SUB”, pointed out the archaeologist. These vestiges demonstrate there was a continue occupation from Late Pre Classic Period (250-300 AD) until Late Classic period (600-900 AD).

Archaeologist Eunice Uc explained Structure 13 SUB presents features of a ceremonial altar with architectural characteristics like a baseboard at the bottom, and a banquette on the front façade. It was built with 200 carved stones 10 kilograms each, and the body presents a pronounced batter.

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