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El Castillo Mayan pyramid. Source: Vectorup / Adobe Stock.

Secrets of El Castillo: A Mayan Pyramid's Hidden Treasures (Video)

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El Castillo, an impressive pyramid built by the Mayans over a thousand years ago, has always been a subject of fascination and mystery for archaeologists and historians. Recently, in the sacred chamber of the temple, experts made a significant discovery that sheds new light on the Mayan civilization. Among the discoveries were a beautifully crafted jaguar throne adorned with jade, which only royalty had access to, and a wall embedded with long human bones believed to be leg bones of important people or ancestors.

One of the team believes that the wall might be hiding the remains of an important person, potentially a king. The discovery not only adds to our understanding of the Mayans' elaborate beliefs about life, death, and the afterlife, but also hints at the possible political and social structure of the Mayan society. El Castillo continues to intrigue and inspire those seeking to unravel its secrets.

Top image: El Castillo Mayan pyramid. Source: Vectorup / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

 
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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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