Probably the oldest and largest monumental complex of the Maya discovered | travel

among the most famous tourist attractions of Mexico are the historic culture of the Maya sites. Now researchers have discovered a new plant. It is the oldest an

Probably the oldest and largest monumental complex of the Maya discovered | travel

among the most famous tourist attractions of Mexico are the historic culture of the Maya sites. Now researchers have discovered a new plant. It is the oldest and largest complex that is known so far.

Mexico city (AP) - In the South of Mexico, archaeologists have discovered the oldest and largest known monumental complex of the Maya. The Team of Takeshi Inomata of the University of Arizona-registered three years ago with the so-called Lidar-method in Tabasco eye-catching structures.

Where keys are Laser of aircraft from the ground, and can also recognize buildings among the Vegetation. Overall, the researchers discovered in the Region of 21 major and minor ceremonial centers, which are almost all similar, in a North-South direction extending rectangular Plateau with a series of mounds.

by far The largest of the Complexes of the approximately 3000-year-old Aguada Fénix with a heaped, rectangular Plateau, which is more than 1.4 kilometers long and 400 meters wide. "To our Knowledge, this is the oldest ever in the Maya area, found monumental construction and the largest in the whole of the pre-Spanish history of this Region," explain the researchers in the journal "Nature".

the construction of The large platform began to researchers information no later than around the year 1000 before Christ, around the year 750 BC, the complex was abandoned already again. The heyday of the Mayan culture reached only about 200 to 800 ad. On the great plateau, unlike in the have - a few Privileged reserved for the later pyramids many people found the place, according to the researchers.

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Date Of Update: 04 June 2020, 08:34

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