New finds at Mayan Copán Ruins in Honduras

Archaeologists discovered new artefacts at the Mayan burial site of prominent members of Copán aristocracy. The burial sites located in West Honduras are dated to between 500-550 AD.

Presentation of the discoveries at Copán Ruins (by PR Newswire)
Presentation of the discoveries at Copán Ruins (by PR Newswire)

The area of study is located 150 meters north of the Grand Plaza at Copán, where 150 burial sites have been discovered to date. The new finds include colourful ceramic pots, jade pectoral, spondylus shells and other items. The rich offerings testify that the individuals buried there were members of Copán high society, possibly of the Copán dynasty. Experts believe that the artefacts were sacrifices or offerings meant for important burials.

(after PR Newswire)

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