Vast Mayan City Discovered in Southeast Mexico Jungle
MEXICO CITY – Archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown Mayan city in the southeastern state of Campeche, which for its vast extension and characteristics is believed to have been a seat of government some 1,400 years ago, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said.
A team of experts headed by Slovenian archaeologist Ivan Sprajc has christened the site Chactun.
“It is one of the largest sites in the Central Lowlands, comparable in its extent and the magnitude of its buildings with Becan, Nadzcaan and El Palmar in Campeche”, Sprajc said in a statement released by INAH.
The complex covers more than 22 hectares (54 acres). Read more.