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Archaeologists in Mexico discover ancient Mayan city

June 25, 2008 |  9:55 am


Mexican archaeologists have discovered an ancient Mayan city that dates back more than 2,000 years, according to BBC Mundo.

The ruins were found in the state of Yucatán, which is already home to a number of sites including the famous Chichén Itzá. According to the team from The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the new discovery could be the oldest in the state and equal in importance to Chichén Itzá.

"Los arqueólogos encontraron estelas y arquitectura monumental similar a la de Chichén Itzá.
Se trata de un complejo arqueológico "monumental" que está ubicado en el sur del estado de Yucatán, en el este del país."

Read the BBC Mundo report, which is in Spanish, here.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City

Photo: Chichén Itzá, in the Yucatán state of Mexico, could actually be younger in years than another ancient Mayan city discovered by archaeologists in the country this week. Credit: Deborah Bonello