HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


Int'l Team Discovers Oldest, Largest Mayan Structure

Int'l Team Discovers Oldest, Largest Mayan Structure

   Tokyo, June 4 (Jiji Press)--An international team of researchers has announced the discovery of a huge earthen ceremonial structure built between 1,000 and 800 B.C. at Aguada Fenix, a Maya site in southeastern Mexico.
   The structure is the oldest and the largest public facility built by the Maya civilization, according to the team, including University of Arizona professor Takeshi Inomata and Ibaraki University professor Kazuo Aoyama.
   The team's findings have been published in the online version of the British journal Nature.
   An aerial laser survey showed that the rectangular structure, which resembles a platform, runs 1,413 meters north to south and 399 meters east to west and is 10-15 meters tall.
   The team also found large roads paved with gravel and an artificial reservoir near the structure.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Cabinet of French PM Philippe Resigns after Election Setback for Macron's Party
ECONOMY
Japan Govt Pension Fund Logs Record Investment Loss of 17 T. Yen in Jan.-March
SPORTS
Soccer: Bayern Munich, Manchester City Winger Sane Sign 54.8-M.-Pound, 5-Yr Deal
OTHER
Shizuoka Pref. Informs JR Tokai of Rejection of Maglev Shinkansen Work Restart

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos