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Mexican archaeologists have found an 1,100-year-old tomb from the twilight of the Maya civilisation that they hope may shed light on what happened to the once-glorious culture.
Archaeologist Juan Yadeun said the tomb, and ceramics from another culture found in it, may reveal who occupied the Maya site of Tonina in southern Chiapas state after the culture's Classic period began fading.

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Earthquake Effects on Pyramids

Besides the loss of human lives, earthquakes and other disasters can damage built heritage of a country, symbol of identity for its inhabitants. A successful case of heritage recovery is described in the book Los monumentos arqueologicos de Monte Alban ante los desastres naturales: el sismo de 1999.
Published by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), the book details the way structural problematic of Zapoteca constructions was approached, after the 7.4 (in the Richter scale) earthquake that shook Oaxaca state in September 30th 1999.

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Ancient Mayans made pyramids to make music for rain god
Researchers have discovered that many pyramids in Mexico were created by the ancient Mayans to create "raindrop" music to communicate with their rain god.
Take for example, Mexico's El Castillo pyramid in Chichen Itza. As visitors climb the colossal staircase, their footsteps begin to sound like raindrops falling into a bucket of water as they near the top.

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