Authorities started to search he capital of Sak Tz’i’, which was an ancient Maya kingdom that was inhabited for more than 1,000 years. The city was found by archeologists from Brandeis University and Brown University.
They began excavations on the site in June 2018, and they have found many Maya monuments so far, other treasures, pyramids, and a royal palace. But the most exciting thing of all is an ancient city, which has become a cattle ranch. Archaeologists had to work around cows. Besides all of these, they also had to prevent the cows from falling into the pits and had to make sure that they won’t interfere with their work.
The Ancient Maya kingdom probably settled in 750BC, and it was occupied for more than 1,000 years. The kingdom thrived in that part of the world, especially since many cultural pockets still exist in Mexico.
When the 21st century started, there were about 30 Maya languages spoken in the country. Researchers have tried to track down the capital of Sak Tz’i’ since 1994. They found pieces of evidence of the lost city on inscriptions and tablets found at other Ancient Maya excavations. The Maya civilization was divided into many other kingdoms, and the difference stood in tribal lines.
It’s just another puzzle piece
If we are to compare it to the popular Maya sites, like Chichen Itza, this site, Sak Tz’i’ is not as impressive. But the discovery will sure help scientists to understand the Ancient Maya better. By putting together a map of the Maya civilization without Sak Tz’i’ is like putting together a map of Europe without France, according to Professor Golden.