Mayan frescoes on the wall in the village Chahul.

The whole world thundered the news that as a resident of Guatemala, making repairs in the kitchen, found a Mayan mural, which neither as no less than 300 years!

This finding Lucas Ramirez did five years ago, but archaeologists have learned about the discovery recently. Scientists believe that the images belong to the Mayan culture. The newspaper The New York Daily News reports that the house in which the paintings were found to have been built in the XVII-XVIII centuries. Presumably, they were created at this time.

Painted on the wall of a procession of people, some of them dressed in Native American, the other — in Spanish costumes. Saturno suggests that the author captures the so-called "dance of conquest" — the ritual dedicated to the Spanish invasion of the Maya lands and convert them to Christianity, which the Indians hold to this day.

According to the archaeologist from the University of Boston (Boston University), William Saturno, these murals are extremely rare find, and therefore all the more important to have time to study them: the frescoes may soon vanish into thin air because of exposure to air and sunlight, they endured for five years .

American Indian Mayan Civilization existed about the second millennium BC, and by the time of the Spanish conquest of the Yucatan Peninsula has become tend to decline. The flowering of art Maya falls in the period III-X centuries, date from this time, the most famous frescoes found at Palenque, Copan and Bonampak. Most images are not saved because they were destroyed by time or the Spanish Inquisition.



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