One of the biggest Mayan cities of Guatemala can have disappeared in a violent battle, in the high one of a gigantic pyramid, between the real family and invading come of hundreds of kilometers of distance, archaeologists had said.
Researchers are making tests of DNA in samples of blood proceeding from hundreds of tips of arrows and spears found with fragmentos of bone and ceramics in the cupola of the El pyramid Tiger, in the Mayan city of El Mirador, embedded under forest vegetation the 8 kilometers of the border of Guatemala with Mexico.
|El pyramid Tiger, in the Mayan city of El Mirador, embedded under forest vegetation the 8 km of the border of Guatemala with Mexico|
Good part of the blades is made of obsidiana, whose source the archaeologists had located the hundreds of kilometers of distance in a highland of Mexico. They believe that the spears had belonged the warriors of Teotihuacan, one old civilization close to the allied City it Mexico and of Tikal, enemy city of El Mirador.
“We find 200 arrows of obsidiana more than, as well as of rock, indicating that it had a tremendous battle”, affirmed the leader of the hollowing Richard Hansen, scientist of the department of anthropology of the Idaho State University that defends the theory of the battle in the pyramid.
“It seems that this age the end point of defense for a small group of inhabitants,” affirmed it to Reuters.
El Mirador is one of the biggest old cities in the Western Hemisphered and gives credit that it has sheltered in its height between 100 a thousand and 200 a thousand people. Historians esteem that it has been constructed around 850 B.C., grew during hundreds of years before mysteriously being abandoned in 150 B.C., affirmed.
Many archaeologists believe that the guilt therefore must be attributed to the decoration of estuque of the building of the city, therefore the inhabitants had used the rocks, trees I tow and it to the base of whitewash in the constructions until the complete exhaustion of the resources.
The team of Hansen believes that a group of about 200 people, who if assume to be the last remainders of the real family, remained in the metropolis in ruins until being attacked for warriors of Teotihuacan.
They believe that the invaders were allies of Tikal, situated about 60 kilometers the Southeast, that if resented at being engolfada by the enormous pyramids of El Mirador and wanted to certify itself of that the enemy never did not recover. They find that the warriors of Teotihuacan had made a wall to the survivors before the bloody battle stamping the destination of the city.
Archaeologists of Hansen had found registrations that they believe to have been left for the combatants of Teotihuacan, whom they had destroyed monólitos Mayan and they had left known drawings as Tlalocs in rocks, as test of its victory.