a mask modeled in stucco that is considered the ruler Pakal; a nose ornament, unique in its kind, and an underground passage, the recent findings carried out by the National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH) in El Palacio de Palenque.
Together with the above, an endless number of remains of animals such as turtles, rodents, crabs, fish and other aquatic fauna were discovered; as well as minerals and other elements that are part of a huge Mayan offering; linked to the decoration of the nasal bone, as shown on the media.
Those responsible for the conservation and restoration work that produced these fruits in May were the archaeologist Arnoldo González Cruz and the restaurateur Haydeé Orea Magaña; the first mentioned that these findings match Late Classic period (684-720 AD) of the Mayan culture.
Earlier, during a press conference, the general director of the National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH), Diego Prieto Hernández, emphasized that this contributes to dozens of findings that have accumulated in recent years thanks to research work supported by the National Council for Culture and Arts and the Ministry of Culture.
The above arises as a result of the first phase of an integral project of # conservation that it @Cultura_mx, through @INAHmx, and with the support of the Embassy of the #United States in # Mexico @USEmbassyMEX, plays in this important building # prehispanic. pic.twitter.com/5XPRe8mYfZ
– Diego Prieto (@dprieto_) August 24, 2018
He stressed that Palenque It is one of the most researched archaeological sites that allows a more tangible approach to its history; to which a large number of people long for information and knowledge of the vast Mayan universe, and there is still much to discover.
These leaders who appear in Palenque give us very important clues to understand the structures of the government and everything that meant the confrontations between the great centers of Mayan power in the classical period, "he said.
He said that the first phase of the conservation work was the result of the support of the Ambassador Fund of the State Department for Cultural Conservation (AFCP, for its acronym in English), of 500 thousand dollars.
Archaeological zone of Palenque, in Chiapas. (Sport)
The work began in January with the aim of controlling the effects of weathering and the local fauna; together with the integral preservation of the roofs of houses A, B, C, D and E of the architectural complex known as The palacewhere the figurehead appeared.
As part of the conservation and research in the architectural complex of El Palacio, in the #Archaeological Zone from #Palenque, #Chiapas, the #hallazgo from a substructure in the building called House C, as well as a huge one #ofrenda, in House E. pic.twitter.com/T9y6UILEck
– Diego Prieto (@dprieto_) August 24, 2018
Arnoldo González confirmed that in House E of the architectural complex, the work was aimed at attending the accumulation of water in the eastern patio that filtered the water during the rainy season and caused moisture problems in the building, causing the floor to be scratched whose level was similar was with the bay of the building.
So it was that what was supposed to be a pond and in the background the stucco that Arnoldo González regarded as a figure of human nature, because it is not fantastic or represents a God; also found the statuettes, ceramic remains, ships and bones of fish associated with the down payment.
As far as the metro is concerned, Diego Prieto Hernández indicated that it is part of the building systems, a substructure in house C that no one expected and makes them think they can be present in some other buildings.
For his part, the undersecretary of Cultural diversity and promotion of readingJorge Gutiérrez pointed out that visitors to Palenque, an area that deserves the highest recognition, count a million 300 thousand people each year, a figure that increases.
Works in the archaeological zone of Palenque. (Sport)
This morning, the archaeological zone of Palenque, even more than it is customary, dresses for the discovery of a beautiful stucco mask in the architectural complex called El Palacio ", for which the city once again reported on its exceptional and well-preserved remains.
While the Tourism Minister of the State of Chiapas, Mario Uvence Rojas, agreed that Palenque is one of the most emblematic sites for the identity and pride of all Chiapas and the possibility of making this region one of the most popular tourist destinations. . sustainability becomes a global example of resource efficiency.
Mask of Pakal, the most recent discovery in Palenque. (Sport)
"It is a sure sign of the great work the INAH is doing, the mask that was found during the architectural preservation work at the House of the Palace, symbolizing the ritual of the Mayan past, but also the eternal encounter of our past, the maintenance of the current strength of the Mexican people, ended it.
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With information from Notimex.