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1,000-year-old tomb found in Mexico


September 21st, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists have discovered a tomb more than 1,000 years old in the western state of Michoacan, authorities said.The find of the funeral chamber, in which ... Read more...

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850-years old human skeletons found in Mexico


August 25th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican specialists found 15 graves with entire human skeletons estimated at more than 850-years old at an archaeological site in the central state of Queretaro, ... Read more...

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Google offers virtual visits to Mexican archaeological sites


August 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Netizens will be able to take virtual strolls through 30 Mexican archaeological sites using Google Mexico's Street View platform, Mexican cultural authorities said.The 360-degree virtual ... Read more...

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Maya ruins buried under Mexican highway preserved


June 7th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities have preserved an archaeological area with several Maya buildings more than 1,500 years old that were buried under a highway in the Yucatan ... Read more...

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Mexicans criticised for removing bones from archaeological site


March 15th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de Las Casas (Mexico), March 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities' decision to remove human skeletons from an archaeological site in the southern state of Chiapas resulted in the loss ... Read more...

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Mayas had their own musical scale, say experts


December 14th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) The Mayas had a musical scale very different from the western one, according to experts who examined and played 125 instruments recovered from Maya sites, ... Read more...

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9,000-year-old tools found in Mexico


October 21st, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) A team of Mexican archaeologists has discovered hundreds of rudimentary man-made tools and artefacts that date back between 8,000-11,000 years in the northwestern state of ... Read more...

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2,800-year-old monument found in Mexico


July 27th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 27 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists have discovered a 1.5 tonne stone relief that was created more than 2,800 years ago, authorities said. The discovery was made at the archaeological ... Read more...

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Ninth-century cemetery unearthed in Mexico


June 29th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican archaeologists have uncovered a cemetery in the southeastern state of Tabasco that dates from as early as 811, the National Anthropology and History Institute, ... Read more...

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Mexico returns archaeological piece to Egypt


April 29th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has returned a priceless archaeological piece from the Aswan region to the Egyptian government, officials said.The anthropomorphic piece, which shows a head in profile, ... Read more...

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Treasure hunters eye underwater cultural heritage in Mexico


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 3 (IANS/EFE) Hundreds of sunken boats and thousands of other items lying hidden in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and cave pools, which make up part of Mexico's cultural heritage ... Read more...

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Visit Mexican museums, archaeological sites via Google


January 30th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) About 180 Mexican archaeological sites and 116 museums are being made available for virtual visits via the Google Earth platform from any part of the world, Mexican ... Read more...

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2,700-year-old human skeletons found in Mexico


May 20th, 2010 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 20 (IANS/EFE) Archaeologists claimed to have discovered a tomb with four skeletal remains dating back some 2,700 years in the ruins of a Mexican pyramid. The tomb at the ancestral ... Read more...

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Prehistoric rhinos roamed in Mexico, say scientists


November 13th, 2009 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 13 (EFE) The rhinoceros fossils kept in a museum in western Mexico belonged to an ancient rhino species called Teleoceras hicksi that lived more than four million years ago, ... Read more...

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Discovery confirms partial use of bricks in ancient Maya settlements


August 12th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered remains of prehispanic domestic architecture and an offering of ceramic and marine elements at Jonuta Archaeological Zone, in Tabasco, Mexico, a discovery that confirms partial ... Read more...

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500-year-old maize Goddess sculpture restored


August 7th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): Experts have restored a 500-year-old Chicomecoatl monolith, found recently in Zempoala municipality, Hidalgo, which represents the goddess of maize.According to a report in Art Daily, the sculpture was ... Read more...

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Tlaltecuhtli Cult in ancient Mexico was exclusively for priesthood


June 22nd, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A new research points out that the Tlaltecuhtli Cult in ancient Mexico was meant exclusively for priesthood.According to a report in Art Daily, archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma said ... Read more...

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US firm denied permission to hunt treasure in Spanish galleon


February 19th, 2009 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 19 (EFE) Mexican authorities have rejected a request by a US-based firm to comb the wreck of a Spanish galleon that sank in 1631 in the Gulf of Mexico. The ... Read more...

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Dinosaur fossils for sale seized in Mexico


January 24th, 2009 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Monterrey (Mexico), Jan 24 (EFE) Mexican authorities have said that they recovered 389 fossils, including the remains of dinosaurs and trilobites hundreds of millions of years old, that were illegally being offered ... Read more...

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