Archaeologists find Mayan palace in the southeast of Mexico

An archaeologist works cleaning the stucco of the Temple of the U, located in the archaelogy area of Kuluba, in Tizimin, Yucatan state, Mexico, in this handout photograph released to Reuters by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) on December 24, 2019. (Photo by Reuters)

Mexican archaeologists have discovered a new Mayan Palace in the archaeology area of Kuluba in Yucatan state, southeast of Mexico.

The palace, located inside the pre-Hispanic Mayan city, has 50 metres (164 feet) in length and with 6 metres (19 feet) high.

Construction materials indicate that there were two phases of occupation: one in the Late Classic period (600-900 CE) and another in the Terminal Classic (850-1050 CE)

Together with this palace, experts explored four other structures in the square of the so-called architectural Group C: an altar, two vestiges of spaces for residential use and around construction that, it is believed, was an oven.

Kulubá is an archeological zone located 35 kilometers from the municipality of Tizmín that is kept under study and recovery.

The powerful Mayan empire reached its height, known as its classic period, between approximately 250 CE and 950 CE. It extended its reach into what is now Guatemala, Honduras and western El Salvador.

(Source: Reuters)

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