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The existence of an ancient Mayan palace more than 1000 years old in the Mexican jungle has been confirmed

A palace built by the ancient Mayan civilization more than 1000 years old that was found in the middle of the jungle in the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, according to a statement by the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico.

The palace, which is part of a complex that is probably much larger and which also sees the presence of a burial site, was built by the inhabitants of Kulubá, an ancient Mayan city. According to Mexican archaeologists, this palace must have been in use between 600 and 1050 AD. The palace is characterized by a length of 55 meters, a width of 15 meters and a height of 6 meters.

The discovery may offer a lot of data and information about the architectural style of the Kulubá civilization, of which very little is known. Archaeologists themselves believe that by digging further, more structures can be found, so that this site will most likely become an attraction for visitors.

The Mayan civilization, in fact, used to build temples and pyramids as well as huge stone buildings. However, it suffered a mysterious decline between 800 and 1000 A.D., decline whose houses have never been fully clarified (various hypotheses speak of intestinal wars, climatological upheavals and viral diseases).