Rare, ancient Maya canoe found in Mexico’s Yucatan

CBS News


It is an extremely rare canoe and it  was found almost completely intact, submerged in a fresh-water pool known as a cenote, near the ruins of Chichen Itza,  a major Maya city featuring elaborately carved temples and towering pyramids.

The canoe is tentatively dated to between 830-950 AD, near the end of the Maya civilization’s classical zenith.

Measuring a little over 5 feet (1.6 meters) in length and 2-1/2 feet (80 cm) wide, the canoe was possibly used to transport water from the cenote or deposit ritual offerings, according to a statement from Mexican antiquities institute INAH.

Source: CBS News on Twitter, Oct. 31, 2021

Last Updated on 31.10.2021 by iskova

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