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6 Mayan pyramids found this year in Yucatan

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A newly discovered structure at the Chaltún Ha archeological site is eight meters high and 100 meters long. Photo: INAH

The National Institute of Anthropology and History so far in 2020 has discovered the ruins of six Mayan pyramids in five of Yucatan’s municipalities.

According to INAH, two structures are in the archaeological zone of Chaltún Ha in Izamal. The larger of the two is eight meters high and 100 meters long.

The second most important find is Kulubá, which is within the municipality of Tizimín in eastern Yucatan. It is 50 meters long and six meters high. The other four are smaller and remain hidden in the jungle.

“The architectural restoration work represented a meticulous exploration and involved a very detailed record of the architectural elements that we are going to identify and return those stones that fell to their original place,” explained José Huchim, an archaeologist at INAH.

Nahim Alcocer, head of the INAH Archaeological Field, said that in these Mayan pyramids vestiges were found such as human remains, weapons and various objects belonging mostly to the Mayan elite.

In Yucatan, there are more than 2,000 Mayan zones and 80 pyramids, the most important of which are Kukulcán in Chichen-Itza, The Pyramid of the Magician in Uxmal and Kinich Kakmó in Izamal.

Other pyramids are in the archaeological reserves of Merida. Those are still being studied so that in the immediate future they will be open to the public.

With information from El Universal

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