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Ten 1,200-year-old burials found at Xtojil

Highway construction has unearthed 10 burials dating back 1,200 years have been found at the Maya site of Xtojil in Mexicom just 20 km from Chichen Itza.

Most of the skeletal remains were discovered in lithic tombs known as “cistas” (rectangular caskets protected and covered by stone slabs) that also contained some 30 ceramic pieces, two of which have hieroglyphs, the INAH said in a statement.

The find was made during excavation work to expand a highway in that region, the INAH said.

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Story: Latin American Herald Tribune | Photo: EFE

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