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Ancient Intact Tomb Unearthed in Mexico with Skulls, Bones, and Shaman Figurine to Protect the Deceased

Monday, February 13, 2017 16:17
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Figurines discovered in recently-unearthed tomb in Mexico.

Archaeologists have unearthed a 1,700-year-old intact tomb in Mexico where they found the skulls and other bones of twelve male adults, as well as pre-Columbian figurines and statues.  Each of the figures was sculpted from fine paste that was polished when complete. One of the figurines was wearing an elaborate headdress with a horn.

Ancient Tomb Hides Surprises

According to the archaeologists that made the discovery, the 1,700-year-old untouched tomb dates to the Comala Period (between 0 and 500 AD), and was unearthed during work to reshape a Seventh-day Adventist church in Colima, Mexico. The archaeologists revealed a hole that was circumscribed with stones, artifacts for grinding, and human bones. Inside the hole, the surprised researchers found 12 skulls and other bones that were piled atop one another in an obviously disorganized manner. According to Rosa María Flores Ramírez, a physical anthropologist at the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) in Mexico, some of the skulls showed signs of damage, as well as tooth fractures and wear. Digging deeper and exploring further, the archeologists discovered three burial levels. In the second burial level, the team found a male and a female figurines, placed facedown next to two skulls.

A tomb was recently uncovered in Colima, Mexico that held bones and ancient figurines that dated to 1,700 years ago. – Reconstructing the story of humanity’s past


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