A kayak was found near the ruins of Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula. Archaeological work is carried out there, as it was inhabited by the Mayans in the past.

Preliminary analyzes have already been carried out. Archaeologists believe that the canoe was built around AD 830-950. At that time, the ancient cities of those regions flourished.

The BBC provided the details. The boat is 1.6 meters long and has been found practically intact. The Mexican Institute of Archeology claims that it may have been used to extract water or make ritual sacrifices.

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Archaeologists have made a discovery. They searched the lands of the Mayans

It turns out that this is not their only discovery. In the area, they also found pottery, a ritual knife, and paintings depicting hands on a rock. Experts from the Sorbonne in Paris helped determine the age of the boat. It is also planned to create a 3D model.

Mayan civilization

The Mayans lived in Central America before the arrival of the Spaniards in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The boat was built at the end of the golden age of their civilization. The first known settlement of the Maya dates back to around 1200 B.C.


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