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Mural painting found in Ek Balam

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Amid complaints from environmentalists, farmers, and Maya communities about the construction work of the controversial Tren Maya, this project has allowed several archaeological finds in different areas of southeastern Mexico where the train will pass.

Just a few days ago, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced the discovery of two buildings in the Kabah Archaeological Zone, belonging to the Puuc route. Now, authorities announced another discovery.
It is a mural painting staged on a stone block used by the ancient Mayans as a vault lid, located in the Mayan structure known as the Acropolis of Ek Balam.

With this are seven similar pieces recovered in the last year, only in this emblematic space in Yucatán.
The director of the INAH, Diego Prieto, stated that in the stone appears a snake, one of the most important symbols of this ancient culture.

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