Tomb of Mayan prince discovered in Mexico

Published on August 8th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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The tomb of a Mayan prince, dating back 1,300 years, has been found in a royal complex in the ancient city of Uxul in Mexico.

The fossilized man, who researchers estimate was between 20 and 25 when he died, was found lying on his back, with his arms folded inside a tomb 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) below the floor in a building within the city’s royal complex.

When the researchers first slipped a camera into the tomb to peek at what was inside they saw ceramics at the feet of the skeleton, said Kai Delvendahl, field director for the project with the University of Bonn.

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Story: Wynne Parry, LiveScience | Photo: Uxul Archaeological Project/University of Bonn

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