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Archaeologists discover 2,700-year-old tomb in Mexico

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posted on May, 20 2010 @ 11:01 AM
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This tomb may be the oldest in Mesoamerica and was discovered when they were excavating the internal structure of the pyramid. Could you imagine what it was like to discover a tomb inside this pyramid when you had not expected to? Must have been exciting. This also might cause more detailed excavation of Olmec tombs as ceramic vessels showing Olmec influences were found also. I find it very interesting that a one year old was laid over the body. Still no Olmec /Maya connection though. 2700 old tomb So what do you all think?




posted on May, 20 2010 @ 11:11 AM
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Very Cool!

Actually there is an Olmec connection mentioned in the bottom of the article..


The ornaments – some imported from as far away as Guatemala and central Mexico – and some of the 15 ceramic vessels found in the tomb show influences from the Olmec culture, long considered the "mother culture" of the region.

The find raised the possibility that Olmec pyramids might contain similar tombs of dignitaries, especially at sites such as La Venta. Olmec pyramids, while well-known, have not been excavated, in part because the high water table and humidity of their Gulf coast sites are not as conducive to preserving buried human remains.



posted on May, 20 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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Yes there is a tie between the Olmecs and this site, but no tie between this site and the Maya. This site is a Zoque Indian pyramid.



 
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