An ancient Mayan tomb is found in Mexico during the construction of the multimillion-dollar tourist train

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Mexican archaeologists They unearthed a richly decorated human body in a grave that could have more than 1,000 years oldin an area where workers finish the construction of an important tourist railway project, according to the country’s National Institute of Antiquities (INAH).

The discovery took place this month during archaeological rescue work carried out together with the construction of a multimillion-dollar tourist train in the south of Mexicodesigned largely to attract tourists to the many Mayan sites of southern Mexico, as well as major nearby beach resorts such as Cancun and Tulum.

The railway project known as the Mayan Train, It is one of the main economic development priorities of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. It employs relatively well-funded teams of archaeologists who have rushed to complete excavations so that construction work is not delayed. Excavations elsewhere in the country have suffered budget cuts.

The last burial discovered occurred during the construction works of a hotel near the Mayan ruins of Palenquein the state of Chiapas, which once housed one of the largest and most sophisticated urban centers of the ancient civilization.

Los Skeletal remains were found about 2 kilometers from the city center, where temples stood and there was an extensive palace complex, in a stone box. They probably belong to an elite resident of the city, known to the ancient Maya as Lakamha’.

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