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Archaeologists in Mexico have unearthed the remains of a great Mayan palace, which is estimated to be over 1,000 years old.
Located in the city of Kuluba, which is about 100 miles west of Cancun, the hotel is 180 metres long, 49 metres wide and 19 metres high, according to an announcement made by the mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History.
The palace was in use during the two time periods of the Mayan civilization, according to Alfredo Barrera Rubio, one of the lead archaeologists on the site.
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Archaeologists have uncovered a building in Kuluba. (The mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History)
“We know very little about the architectural characteristics of the region, in the north-eastern part of the peninsula of Yucatán. That is one of our most important goals, as well as the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, the study of the architecture of the Kulubá,” he said in a statement, as reported by The Guardian.
“This is just the beginning of the work. We are only just uncovering one of the largest structures on the site,” the archaeologist added.
Scientists have long been fascinated by the Maya, who built one of the most powerful and advanced civilizations in the course of a couple of thousands of years.
“At the time, and the finishing of the temple, it would have given the impression that a snake’s scales; it is well-known because of the stone bas-reliefs, which is the property of its approach, it seems, on the face of a monster, of the earth,'” said Fernanda Escalante in a statement.
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An archaeologist cleans a part of the building was found to be in Kuluba.
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This is the latest of many unique discoveries about the Maya in Central America, in the last couple of years.
Earlier this year, experts discovered a tool that has been used by the Maya, the salt workers are more than 1000 years ago. Made of the mineral jadeite, the bit-style environments to be found on the website of the european Championships, and the Way Rm, is a Maya of the salt marshes in the southern part of Belize, and is now immersed in a salt-water lagoon on the other.
Last year, there was an old mask, with a picture of a 7th-century Maya king has been discovered in the southern part of Mexico.
Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this report.