INAH makes new discoveries in the archaeological zone of Campeche


According to specialists, this set of mounds connected the Mayan cities of Edzná and Chakanputún, which was founded after the disintegration of the Mayapán League.

In the community of Reforma Agraria in ChampotonCampeche, researchers at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) found new architectural signs that establish the relationship between the peoples Maya of the peninsula of Yucatan.

According to specialists, this set of mounds connected the Mayan cities of Edzná and Chakanputún, which was founded after the disintegration of the Mayapán League , a Mayan jurisdiction, which took the name of its main population and its territories extended from Seybaplaya to Laguna de Terminos.

The League of Mayapán had military purposes and was made up of the priestly groups or houses of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, and the city of Mayapán, among other Maya lordships of the Peninsula.

“There was a close interrelation between the different settlements, Edzná is relatively close, in Champotón there was also an important settlement, so I think it is part of a large network of pre-Hispanic settlements in the region. The Puuc must be from 600 to 800 of our era and possibly something earlier”, informed Adriana Velázquez Morlet, delegate of the INAH in Campeche.

The architectural vestiges of the Puuc style are built with false arches and crests used mainly in cities such as Uxmal in Yucatán, more than 250 kilometers from  Champotón .

“It is an interesting settlement that has a Puuc-style palace and a pyramidal basement possibly from a later period,” added Velázquez Morlet .

One of the  remains is more than 20 meters high and according to the investigations they were part of the main square of the city.

“Here we have archaeological remains, we call one the small ruin, because we have another, which for obvious reasons we call the large ruin,” said Rogelio Durán, Commissar of Agrarian Reform.

The Agrarian Reform structures  are in good condition and represent a tourist attraction .

“We feel identified because it is a pride to have a ruin like this here, this is the largest,” said José Méndez Flores , a resident of the place.

The vestiges of the  Agrarian Reform were discovered in 1950, the date on which the community settled, after excavations and cleaning of the land.

Source: 24 horas

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