In a Mexican park, enigmatic tombs were found. Their shape intrigued archaeologists.
In Chapultepec Park, located in the capital of Mexico, archaeologists found unusual tombs shaped like truncated cones. They were built around 3000 years ago.
Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) conducted excavations in one of the largest urban parks in Mexico. Chapultepec covers an area of 686 hectares. It is located on a hill of the same name.
Extraordinary discovery in Chapultepec Park
The park is also referred to as a “forest” and the country’s most important “lungs.” Studies have shown human presence in this area dating back to at least the pre-Classical period (1800 BCE to 200 CE). Archaeologists have evidence that the Toltecs appeared here for the first time.
During the Classical period, Chapultepec was inhabited by the Teotihuacán culture. When the Aztecs occupied the Valley of Mexico, they considered the hill a sacred place. They began to bury the ashes of their deceased rulers here, and the local springs provided access to fresh water. The densely wooded hill became a place mainly designated for the ruling and religious elite.
Tombs shaped like truncated cones
Mexican archaeologists stated that they found 10 new truncated cone-shaped tombs in Chapultepec. Researchers believe that these burial sites are located in an area that once housed a large village during the early and middle pre-Classical periods.
“This is a time when the Teotihuacán culture inhabited this region, as confirmed by later evidence of the Tepanecs’ presence in the Valley of Mexico,” says María de Lourdes López Camacho, a researcher from INAH. “These tombs have survived for 3000 years in almost pristine condition. It’s truly remarkable,” she adds.
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