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Ancient palace excavated in Oaxaca

A 2,300-year-old palace in Mexico's Valley of Oaxaca has been excavated by a team of researchers from the American Museum of Natural History. Remnants of a royal palace in southern Mexico, dating to between around 2,300 and 2,100 years ago, come from what must have been one of the Americas’ earliest

Tomb of pre-Hispanic governor found in Mexico

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

Zapotec burial complex found in Mexico

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

Mesoamerican ballplayer figurine unearthed in Mexico

An ancient ballplayer figurine which dates back between 1399 B.C. and 899 B.C. has been unearthed near Oaxaca, Mexico. The figure indicates the activity known as "the ballgame" was even more widespread than thought in Mesoamerica, which extended from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The