29 Mar '17, 2pm

2,000-year-old pre-Aztec ancient palace complex found in Mexico

2,000-year-old pre-Aztec ancient palace complex found in Mexico

The two say the complex is well preserved, and is similar to Mesoamerican palaces historically documented. The ruler and his family had living quarters there, but the complex also included a dining area, business offices, place for sacrifices, and a staircase. Its massive size indicates the ruler could employ a lot of manpower. The palace also offers a few insights into ancient architecture : the researchers said construction techniques used by the builders hint the complex was designed beforehand and then built in one organized, large-scale undertaking. There’s a cistern for gathering rainwater in the residential area, and a drain carved into stone to deliver fresh water and get rid of waste.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/2000-year-old-pre-aztec-ancient-pala...

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