Mexican archaeologists uncover 9th-century cemetery

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Fox News Latino
June 2011

 

The remains of 116 people have been uncovered in a ninth-century cemetery in southeastern Mexico. “The 66 burials in urns correspond to individuals belonging to the Mayan elite and the other 50 – placed in different positions around them – to their companions in the afterlife,” said Ricardo Armijo of the National Anthropology and History Institute.