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1,400-year-old tomb found in Mexico

A tomb which dates back 1,400 years has been found by chance in southern Mexico.

The chamber, regarded as an elite burial place and dating between A.D. 600 and A.D. 900, was found by locals in the village of Chilacachapa, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said late Wednesday.

Locals intended to bring down a dry stone wall that risked collapse when they came upon the tomb. Under the stones, they found sand and then a stone slab, and they alerted INAH officials. Archaeologists then reviewed the site and consolidated the finding.

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Story: Andrew Sosa Cabrios, DPA | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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