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 Ancient Mexican city uncovered   -   29 Jan 2007

 
History lovers and archaeology fans could find holidays in Mexico very tempting following the news that a 2,500-year-old city has been uncovered in the country.

Discovered in central Mexico, the city is believed to be influenced by the Olmecs, generally accepted as the first advanced civilisation in the cultural area of Mesoamerica, which covers the area of central Mexico, to Honduras and north-western Costa Rica.

Architecture and two statues have reportedly been found at the site, known as Zazacatla. It can be found 25 miles from the capital Mexico City, a must-see sight during any holiday in Mexico.

"The public may think that all the important archaeological sites in Mexico are known. But this is not the case," said David Grove, a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Professor Grove continued by suggesting that as much as 95 per cent of the country remains "unexplored", meaning any Mexico holiday could turn into the discovery of a lifetime.


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