Another discovery was made within the framework of the Mayan Train, in the archaeological zone of Kabah: they found some buildings
YUCATAN.- The Mayan historical finds continue throughout the construction of the Mayan Train, and on this occasion, it took place in the archaeological zone of Kabah where they found some buildings and what appears to be a Mayan palace.
Derived from the infrastructure improvement work carried out in the Archaeological Zone in Yucatán, within the framework of the Mayan Train priority project, personnel from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) discovered two sets of buildings for residential use.
This is the first time that this type of pre-Hispanic constructions have been located in the heritage site. This was reported by the general director of INAH, Diego Prieto Hernández.
Although, he said, “there were already indirect notions of these complexes,” located in the central part of the settlement, “until recently they remained covered by the vegetal mantle that they acquired over time.” Now, its investigation and consolidation will allow expanding the visiting circuit in the pre-Hispanic city and will provide greater insight into the ancient inhabitants of Kabah.
In what year was the archaeological zone founded?
This city, whose name in Mayan means “Lord of the strong or powerful hand,” is located approximately 100 kilometers from the city of Mérida. It was founded between the years 250 and 500 AD, by migrants from the Guatemalan or Belizean Petén region.
During the investigations, a palace-type building was discovered, which has an extension of 26 meters and a main façade composed of a portico with eight pilasters and nine openings.
This structure was decorated with motifs of feathers, beads and birds carved into its architecture; Likewise, its staircase has vestiges of a stucco figurehead, which covered up to nine meters in length.
So far, the team of researchers, coordinated in Kabah and in the Puuc region of Yucatán by archaeologists Lourdes Toscano Hernández and José Huchim Herrera, has also recovered ceramic remains characteristic of the Petenera area, such as polychrome bowls and utilitarian vessels.
Source: La I Noticias