Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pre-Mayan Paintings discovered near Chichen Itza

photo: EFE/Jacinto Kanek

Diario de Yucatan reports that the cave paintings recently discovered in a cave near Chichen Itza are authentic and date back 7000-9000 years. Anthropologists discovered the cave called "Gruta Kab" in Kaua, about fifteen minutes outside of the latest wonder of the world, Chichen Itza. The paintings are said to be of humans, animals and birds and created using a soil rich in iron oxide as paint. Shards of dishes were also discovered as well as more recent drawings of the Mayan era. There was some doubt about the authenticity due to recent problems with graffiti in the caverns of the region. Chichen Itza is about 200 km away from Cancun and is a popular tourist destination when vacationing in this area.

photo: EFE/Jacinto Kanek
photo: EFE/Jacinto Kanek


Jonna said...

I'm de-lurking to tell you that I really enjoy your blog, now I'll have to get off my lazy as* and go read the Diario to see about these cave paintings.

We have a condo in Akumal and just bought a house in Mérida so we're sort of neighbors.

Oh, and by the way, I'm tagging you for a blogger's game. Heh! Kind of cheesy to de-lurk and tag you in the same comment. The info is here,

It's all fun though, not like those really crummy chain emails that threaten you with death and destruction if you don't send them to 20 of your best friends. No penalty box here, on the other hand no promises of instant wealth if you do it either. Life's such a trade off.

CancunCanuck said...

So happy you came out of lurkdom, welcome neighbour. I'll get on the tag this afternoon, sounds like fun, thanks! I appreciate your reading and look forward to checking out your blog too.

(The tag should be up later today, must get the two year old to naptime right now.) :)

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