March 18.- A disc was found in Chichen Itza with hieroglyphs on the edges and inscriptions around its circumference, which are being translated and which would change the paradigm of the Maya culture and the archaeological zone, said the head of the National Institute of History and Anthropology (INAH), Yucatan Delegation, Arturo Chab Cardenas.
This object was found last Wednesday; it was buried, so it was immediately subjected to some treatments so that it could be outdoors, since it has been under the ground for many years and they do not know the deterioration that could be caused by being exposed to inclement weather.
Researchers commented that it has been at least 90 years since a finding of this type; it is a stone with engravings, with Mayan writing and relief of two characters, apparently of two high dignitaries. The specialists are working on the translations of what seems to be some dates.
“This vestige was found in the building of ‘La Casa Redonda’, in front of ‘El Observatorio’, it is a very important piece of medium dimensions, but of a historical and cultural importance that comes to change a lot the paradigm of this archaeological zone”, he pointed out.
Discovery in Chichen Itza to be presented during La Mañanera
He specified that as soon as the discovery was made, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was immediately informed and this artifact will be presented in the National Palace next Monday, in “La Mañanera”, and will be in charge of the general director of INAH, anthropologist Diego Prieto Hernández.
The federal official urged citizens not to miss the program to know the details of this piece that has been transferred to the INAH laboratories in Chichen Itza to be analyzed.
He emphasized that this piece will be part of the temporary exhibition that comes from the archaeological works derived from the salvage of the Mayan train works and the improvement of the archaeological zones.
For his part, the director of the Patronato Cultur, Mauricio Díaz Montalvo, commented that the security operation involves the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), National Guard, Migration and Public Prosecutor’s Office, for any problem of lost passports or for any other matter that visitors may need.