Untouched Mayan ceramics found!

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Mexican archaeologists discovered cave which was filled with Mayan ceramics which was nearly perfect.

Maya ceramics are the ceramics which were produced in Pre-Columbian Maya Culture of Mesoamerica. It contains diverse vessels which had various shapes, colors, size and their own significance.

As per the information provided by these archaeologist they found a cave at the Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza where they found more than 150 of those ceramic vessels in nearly untouched condition.

As per National Institute of Anthropology and History (A Mexican Institute), those vessels date back to around A.D. 1000 and as per the analysis they conducted, they contained fragments of bone and burnt offering materials (a form of sacrifice offer to God).

One of the archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said that the exploration began in 2018 when the local residents (Maya residents) told about this to experts. Talking about the cave, it was already discovered but it wasn't explored by the locals about 50 years ago.

They informed to the archaeologist so that the government can look upon and protect it by sealing the cave. and generating the necessary reports.

The 155 ceramic braziers and incense burners ware found by the experts bearing to Tlaloc, the rain god of central Mexico. The Mayas also had their own rain God, Chaac, and may have imported Tlaloc from other pre-Hispanic cultures. They also found clay boxes and other vessels. However their plan was to leave as it is.

De Anda said that bygone Mayas ha to crawl on their bellies through extremely narrow cave to deposit the offering inside, where higher chambers was located. Offering was apparently meant to ask for rain.

The cave, called Balamku, is about 2.75 kilometers east of the main pyramid of Kukulkan, also known as El Castillo, "The Castle."

De Anda and his team are exploring Chichen Itza to establish the routes and sites of its underground water system. Cenotes (a series of sinkhole lakes) were visible on the surface of the Chichen Itza site, but there rest undiscovered water sites beneath the pyramids, patios and temples.

Chichen Itza literally means "at the mouth of the well of the water wizards" in Maya.

As per information given be De Anda, experts have crawled a few hundred meters into the cave, where the height was up to only 40 centimeters, in hope of finding the connection to a cenote cave which was believed to be beneath the pyramid.

"Let's hope this leads us there. That is part of the reason why we are entering these sites, to find a connection to the cenote under the Castillo," De Anda said.

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