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Archaeologists discover a thousand-year-old palace in Kulubá, near Tizimín

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Kulubá is an ancient Maya civilization city and archeological site in Mexico. It is located in Tizimín Municipality, northeast Yucatan, Mexico.

Tizimin, Yucatan, (January 10, 2022).- In the eastern area of ​​the archaeological zone of Kulubá, in Tizimín, east of Yucatán, a thousand-year-old palace was discovered that adds to other findings in the area, which is still being investigated and researched by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

The discovery, in charge of the archaeologist Alfredo Barrera, includes a stairway that would have been used by the elite of the place to go up to the palace. A voluminous construction of 55 meters by 15 by 6 meters was found too.

In Kulubá a voluminous construction of 55 meters by 15 and 6 meters high was found. (Photo: Kattia Espinosa)

Kulubá is an archaeological zone that is located in eastern Yucatán, about 33 kilometers from the city of Tizimín and is waiting to be restored.

In December 2018, a Maya palace about 55 meters long was discovered. Archaeologists have been impressed by the findings of jars, as well as ceramic fragments of different colors and periods found in the area.

The first investigations in the Kulubá area date back to 1980. (Photo: Kattia Espinosa)

The place has already undergone several restoration projects in recent years. It covers about 9 kilometers and was influenced by the Puc and Chichén Itzá region. The site is made up of around 400 structures, with Rejolladas that supplied water to the citadel where cacao was grown.

The first investigations in the Kubulá area date back to 1980. It was until a couple of years ago, around 2018, that the archaeologists returned to the site, to start with new excavations in the area.

The Kulubá area is still under investigation. (Photo: Kattia Espinosa)

“In the case of Kulubá there are two important moments, which is the Late Classic, from 600 to 900 after our era, and the Terminal Classic from 850 to 1050 after our era, these two moments mark the most important periods of this Maya city. In the first, it is a regional culture, it is a regional architecture, and in the second it is characterized by the arrival of the Itzáes from Chichén Itzá ”.

Alfredo Barrera, archaeologist

The area is still under investigation: it is expected to open to the public in a few months.

Source: UNO TV

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