A team of archaeologists from the University of Bonn in Germany have discovered the tomb of a Mayan prince at the ancient Mayan city of Uxul, near Campeche, Mexico.
The excavators believe the 1,300 year-old remains within the tomb to be those of a young Mayan Prince, aged somewhere in his twenties. The fossilized body was found on its back with his arms folded inside a tomb within Uxul’s royal complex, a site where only royal people were buried.
According to MSNBC, the team slipped a camera inside the tomb and saw ceramics at the skeleton’s feet, further indication that he was a prince.
The expedition of archaeologists, lead by Professor Nikolai Grube and Dr. Kai Delvendahl, has been working in the ancient ruins of Uxul since 2011, focusing primarily on the royal palace.
According to Sci-News.com, the purpose of the study is to examine the centralization and collapse of state structures in the Mayan Lowlands.
Photo Credit: Archaeological Project Uxul/U of Bonn