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Archaeologists enter 1,500-year-old Maya tomb

Archaeologists have entered a 1,500-year-old Maya tomb found at the ancient city of Palenque in Mexico.

Before the group of specialists could enter the mortuary chamber (last Tuesday) the lens of a tiny video camera had been the only one to have captured the interior of this chamber. The first occasion was in 1999, during the work of the Pre-Colombian Art Research Institute (PARI), and it most recently occurred in June 2011 when INAH first circulated images of the chamber to the media. Arnoldo Gonzalez Cruz – the archaeologist that found the Red Queen’s tomb in 1994, also in Palenque –, is working alongside the archaeologist and restorer, Rogelio Rivero Chong, who will intervene in the XX Temple project, located in the South Acropolis of this ancient territory that should have been called Lakamha or “Place of the Great Waters”.

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Story: ArtDaily | Photo: DMC INAH. H. Montano.

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