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Rock art in Yucatan
Local | 22 MAR 2024 Por Redacción

The joint work of anthropologists, archaeologists and researchers from the INAH came up with a cave belonging to a cenote in which rituals were made. Strokes with pigments on the walls of the cave are presumed as rock art.


This cenote is identified as one used for rituals because vessels, skeletons of both human and other animals and other vestiges were found inside.

The cave has illustrations on the wall, which can be identified as geometric shapes and characters performing various actions. It is speculated that the presence of these strokes according to the various procedures that the Mayans followed when performing a ritual.


Even, the moment of its discovery is quite fortunate, since at this equinox time the light enters the cave in a special way, illuminating the paintings and creating a play of light and shadow that gives even more meaning to the ritualistic character of the cenote, since as we know, the equinox and the changes of seasons were always very important for the Mayans and they held ceremonies regarding their arrival.

Currently, the name of the cenote and its location are kept undisclosed to the public to ensure the safety of both possible visitors and the archaeological remains that are there. As long as the studies and discoveries in this cenote continue, it will remain undeclared if it will be opened to tourism or if it will remain as an object of study.


Source: Excelsior

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