Chactun, The Lost Maya City in Mexican Jungle

Posted: June 24, 2013

Author: Jessica S.

Posted In: News, Yucatan
Archaeologist Ivan Sprajc leads the team of foreign and national experts. (Mauricio Marat / INAH)

Archaeologist Ivan Sprajc leads the team of foreign and national experts. (Mauricio Marat / INAH)

News recently broke that archaeologists and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)   have found an ancient Maya city that until now has remained hidden for centuries in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula– 75 miles west of Chetumal covering roughly 54 acres in the southeast of Campeche

They named the city Chactún, meaning “Red Rock” or “Large Rock” and hope that this discovery will provide further clues and evidence about how the civilization collapsed.

Chactún, which covers about 54 acres has ball courts, plazas, sculpted stone shafts (stelae) and most impressively, 15 pyramids including one that stands 75 feet tall.

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2 Responses to “Chactun, The Lost Maya City in Mexican Jungle”

  1. craig zabransky

    Wow, very cool. I imagine there are even more gems yet to discover in the think jungle too, especially in Central America… stay adventurous, Craig

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  2. dale rorex

    As a specialist in Mexican history, I found this article interesting; however, it is too superficial. Maybe in a couple of years more information will come to light. No real complaint!

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