Secrets about the Mayan elite are revealed when they are discovered in the archeological region of Yucatan
National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) reported that it was found Nine rooms at the Ek’ Balam archaeological site, located in Temozon, Yucatan. The definition is defined Secrets of the Maya elite.
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On March 1, the agency reported on the progress of the analysis of archaeological remains. He noted that it was among the elements that provided the most information facades with stucco decorations.
These ornaments hold the illustrations that represent them figures of captives and captives in ancient times. Four have been identified so far. hostages with their hands tied
As for elite members depicted on the facades, INAH showed them holding the prisoners’ hair. Leticia Vargas de la Peña, director of the Ek’Balam archaeological project, noted that with this stance, they “stand upright and are presented with a larger size, reinforcing their position of power.”
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During the investigation, references were found regarding the identity of the people who appeared in the representative offices. Depends on the clothes hypothesis is that they are women.
“Despite being carried by prisoners skirts decorated with incised bonesResearchers from the INAH Yucatan Center say that since the tops of the rods, which have fallen over the centuries, are missing, they could be women,” INAH said in a statement.
However, also could be hierarchs or priestsalso used this type of clothing.
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Decorated facades, in particular, belong to the late classical period (770-896 AD). Ukit Kan Lek Tok’ from the time when the Mayans ruled the city of Ek’ Balam, the capital of the kingdom of Talol. They are located on the East Raised Square of the Acropolis.
Ukit Kahn Lek Tok ascended the throne in 770 and construction boom and decoration on the acropolis, i.e. the royal palace in Ek’ Balam. Mainly sculptures and paintings were exhibited.
In addition, according to the information produced by the specialized journal Arqueología Mexicana, the ruler produced vessels and luxury goods.
The most recent discovery of decorated facades sheds light on the elite’s relationship with their subordinates. This was achieved as part of the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Areas (Promeza), which is linked to the construction project. Maya train.
INAH also works as a part of Promesa Restoration of six archaeological sites in Quintana Roo: Okstanka, Chakhoben, Kohunlich, Dzibanche-Kinichna, Ichkabal and El-Meko. Operations began on February 6.
These archaeological sites can be reached by the Mayan Train, which is expected to be a tourist boom. One of the attractions of these areas is El Castillo de El Meco, which has a privileged view of Cancun.
Also Dzibanche-Kinichna, a complex in the middle of the jungle, or the Kohunlich complex with the Temple of Masks, which houses 8 iconographically dressed figures related to the Sun.
It also opens up to Ichkabal, a magnificent Mayan city isolated for several centuries, very close to Laguna de los Cite Colores in Bacalar.
On the other hand, on the occasion of the upcoming opening ceremony of the Maya Train, INAH also announced that a new section of Palenque will be opened. In total, five structures in the so-called Group IV area are accessible to the public.
It contains 270 structures that are architectural examples of pre-Hispanic Palenque residential complexes. It was found that Chaksuuc was a nobleman in this region between 721 and 736 AD.
In addition, pottery shards and bones of animals such as turtles and deer have been found here. Along with the discovery of human burials.
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