A wooden canoe was found on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Its age is probably more than 1000 years and it is well preserved.
Archaeologists have made a unique discovery in the north of the peninsula near the ruins of the ancient city of Chichen Itza, which was the political and cultural center of May.
An old canoe was found during work related to the construction of the new railway tourist line “May Train”.
The canoe was found in a freshwater reservoir – Cenote, it was completely submerged in water, but perfectly preserved.
According to the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH), the canoe is 1.6 meters long and 80 cm wide. The canoe was probably used as a water tank. It can also be used to store trays during ritual ceremonies.
INAH experts say this is the first fully preserved 1000-year-old canoe found in the area where the Maya civilization took place. According to Mexican scientists, the exact age of the canoe and its type will help them determine the Sorbonne’s allies.
The scientists will also make a 3D model of the canoe. According to him, this will help speed up the process of further study of the discovery.
As of now, the canoe dates back to around 830–950 AD, which means it probably dates back to the late Mayan civilization.
Earlier, scientists at Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History reported that they had found more than 80 burials in May, as well as the remains of more than 2,400 buildings from the east, en route to the train “May”. Huh. Hispanic period. Other finds include pottery and ceremonial platforms from the Mayan civilization.
The Maya Train on the Yucatán Peninsula is a project by Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador, whose construction began last summer.
The track connects the cities of Palenque and Cancun, passes through areas where the Maya tribes lived, as well as through the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve.
Ecologists, archaeologists and representatives of the May community actively opposed the construction of the new railway line.
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