Tomb of pre-Hispanic governor found in Mexico

Published on October 22nd, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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A 1,300-year-old tomb belonging to a governor has been unearthed at Bocana del Rio Copalita in Oaxaca, Mexico.

INAH’s archaeologist elaborated about the offerings found which were accompanying the skeleton, among which a severed femur believed to have been used as a baton. “This finding –he emphasized– will help understand the funerary practices of the civilizations that occupied Copalita, especially its elite from which we have no information until now”.

“Around the sepulcher, we also discovered the burial of 22 more individuals, among which a female character stood out. She was the first skeleton in this pre Hispanic site that was facing the floor, which might indicate a sign of submission to the principal character in the tomb. Her skeleton had two jade earflaps and beads located in her lumbar vertebras”, Matadamas said.

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Story: ArtDaily | Photo: Cristina Perez Ayala

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