Sunday, 3 July 2011

Recorded inside tomb of Maya

Archaeologists for the first time the camera recorded the inside of a Mayan tomb in Mexico, which is thought to be 1500 years old.

Using a small video camera, researchers were able to record the graves photographic Palenkveu in southeastern Mexico. The camera was rolling about five meters deep in the grave and caught the red color on the walls, and black numbers. Scientists say the findings could provide a new view of the Mayan civilization.

The tomb was discovered in Palenkveu in 1999. years but archaeologists have not been able to dig deeper for fear that it could collapse. Archaeologists say the Maya are probably members of the slow death after the stones directly on the floor of the tomb.

Palenljue is usually the Mayan city-state, but after the fall of the eighth century "disappeared" in the jungle. Location has been extensively studied, especially during the last two centuries, but much is still left undiscovered. Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) reported that their archaeologists know of the tomb for more than ten years, but they were not able to examine.

The Institute said in a statement that the remains of the tomb probably a very important person in this ancient city.

The camera was discovered in the tombs of nine figures, and painted the walls blood red, and the material that is believed to be the burial costume.

"Unlike the other tombs were found in Palenkveu or sarcophagus, which suggests that they lay the body flat on the floor," the statement said the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico, local media reported.

Experts say that the graves probably belong to the first ruler could Palenkvea K'uk Bahlamu I, while another theory says that it could belong to the Ix Yohl Ik'nal, women wives. Marta Cuevas says archaeologist to the tomb in any case, should belong to the part of the royal necropolis.

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