Two ancient Maya cities found in the Mexican jungle

A spectacular found in the southeastern part of Mexico, in the heart of the Yucatan peninsula. Archaeologists have unearthed two ancient Maya cities hidden in thick vegetation as they were exploring the area around Chactun, a large Maya city discovered in 2013. A remarkable facade with the open jaws of an earth monster lead to the discovery. The monstrous open mouth, figuring as a doorway to the city, is one of the best preserved examples of this style. Besides, a number of massive palaces were found, with an adjacent ball court and a temple pyramid.

More information: Discovery news








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