A tiny remote-controlled camera peered inside the tomb that had been sealed for 1,500 years, revealing red frescoes, pottery, and pieces of a funerary shroud made of jade and mother of pearl. Archeologists had not been able to access the vault discovered in 1999 inside a Mexican pyramid among the ruins until now, the INAH said in a release on Thursday. More
Tiny camera reveal early Mayan tomb
Researchers said Thursday that a tiny remote-controlled camera lowered into an early Mayan tomb in southern Mexico has helped reveal an intact funeral chamber with offerings and red-painted wall murals. The tomb was discovered in 1999 inside a pyramid among the ruins of the Mayan city of Palenque in the hills of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.
Maya offering found in Cenote, near Chichen Itza