Zapotec burial complex found in Mexico

Published on August 20th, 2012 | by Admin

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The 1,200-year-old tomb of a high-ranking Zapotec individual has been found in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Archaeologists managed to get into the third pre-Columbian burial chamber, which contained human remains that are likely those of a male, INAH archaeology coordinator Nelly Robles Garcia said.

The remains will be analyzed to determine the age, nutrition and health of the individual, as well as whether there are intentional deformities of a cultural nature.

Archaeologists found a fractured skull belonging to another individual next to the remains, leading them to conclude that it may have been an offering.

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Story: Fox News Latino | Photo: EFE/INAH

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