. Ancient wooden Mayan canoe unearthed almost intact in Mexico « JO LEE MAGAZINE

BBC NEWS/Archaeologists have discovered a wooden Mayan canoe in southern Mexico, believed to be over 1,000 years old.

Measuring over 5ft (1.6m), it was found almost completely intact, submerged in a freshwater pool near the ruined Mayan city of Chichen Itza.

Mexico’s antiquities institute (Inah) says it may have been used to extract water or deposit ritual offers.

The rare find came during construction work on a new tourist railway known as the Maya Train.

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