Previously unknown Mayan city found in Mexican jungle

Published on June 20th, 2013 | by Admin

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Chactun

Chactun

A large Mayan city, christened Chactun, has been found in the jungle of southeast Mexico.

“It is one of the largest sites in the Central Lowlands, comparable in its extent and the magnitude of its buildings with Becan, Nadzcaan and El Palmar in Campeche”, Sprajc said in a statement released by INAH.

The complex covers more than 22 hectares (54 acres).

Based on the number of monuments, at least ten of them with inscriptions, the city is believed to have been the seat of government for a extensive area during the period of 600-900 A.D., the researcher said.

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Story: Latin American Herald Tribune | Photo: Latin American Herald Tribune

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