. Ancient Maya Cave Reveals 1,200-Year-Old Children’s Handprints « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Art News – Painted children’s handprints discovered in a cave on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico may provide insight into Maya coming-of-age rituals. According to a report by Reuters, the ancient handprints are thought to be over 1,200 years old. The find is located in the Puuc region on the northern Yucatan Peninsula, close to the ancient Maya power centers of Uxmal and Chichen Itza. The cave sits 33 feet below a large ceiba tree, which is considered sacred to the Maya. Black and red handprints—137 of them, to be precise—cover the walls inside the cave.

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