ancient Mayans in one of the few castles of their settlement did the ritual burial of a person occupying a high position in their society.Scientists from the University of Bonn, involved in the excavation, argue that the remains belong to the prince of the dynasty of Calakmul.This family ruled the city for hundreds of years.
entire palace complex occupies an area of 130 by 120 meters. It consists of more than a dozen buildings.Ensemble erected in the time of prosperity of the above-mentioned authorities the names of about 650 AD.Excavations began to take place in 2011.
But only in 2012, archaeologists were able to detect luxuriously decorated tomb.He built it followed after the rule of the dynasty of Calakmul - about 700 AD.
room inside the tomb is decorated with the help of rough stones.A funeral cha
mbers topped by an arch of log columns, which are characteristic of the Mayan civilization.
The tomb contains the remains of the young man.He was buried with crossed arms in the chest.Around his body disposed of ceramic household items: 5 painted bowls and 4 meals.The head of the mummy was covered with ceramic tiles, which were using the ideogram painted supply information about agricultural and natural cycles, the history of the Mayan culture and astronomy.
On one Posudin archaeologists read the letter, which in translation means: "This cup is used for drinking prince."But the end of the scriptures according to the scientists can have two meanings: "the young people" and "Prince."
Although archaeologists believe that the word "Prince" is more appropriate in meaning, but nevertheless unequivocally say that the tomb was buried titlist, has no reason to.
Scientists suggest that the young man is a relative of the rulers of one of the branches, but had no right to inherit the throne.His high status may indicate only the location of the tombs and ornaments of jade found in it.