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1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua


Construction workers building a new national baseball stadium in Nicaragua unearthed a more than 1,200-year old cemetery with human remains and a great deal of pottery, officials said Tuesday.

1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
An employee of the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture (INC) worksnext to some 30 1,200-year-old pieces which 
were found in the surroundings of the construction site of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua 
[Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
View of a vessel found alongside some 30 other 1,200-year-old pieces in the surroundings of the construction site 
of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua [Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
Employees of the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture (INC) work next to some 30 1,200-year-old pieces which were
 found in the surroundings of the construction site of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua 
[Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
View of a vessel found alongside some 30 other 1,200-year-old pieces in the surroundings of the construction site
 of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua [Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
View of a vessel found alongside some 30 other 1,200-year-old pieces in the surroundings of the construction site
 of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua [Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
The pre-Colombian burial site includes ceramic funeral urns and some human remains like craniums and jawbones, state television reported.

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Part of the artifacts found were "a cemetery arrangement from about 800 to 350 years B.C", said Ivonne Miranda, the director of archaeology at the Nicaraguan Culture Ministry.

1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
Employees of the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture (INC) work on the extraction of some 30 1,200-year-old pieces which
were found in the surroundings of the construction site of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua 
[Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
An employee of the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture (INC) worksnext to some 30 1,200-year-old pieces which were 
found in the surroundings of the construction site of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua 
[Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
View of some of around 30 1,200-year-old pieces which were found in the surroundings of the construction site 
of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua [Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
An employee of the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture (INC) works on the extraction of some 30 1,200-year-old pieces 
which were found in the surroundings of the construction site of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua 
[Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
1,200 year old cemetery unearthed in Nicaragua
Employees of the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture (INC) work on the extraction of some 30 1,200-year-old pieces which 
were found in the surroundings of the construction site of the new National Baseball Stadium in Managua 
[Credit: INTI OCON/AFP]
"It gives us a better idea how pre-Hispanic society functioned" in the modern-day Managua area, Miranda said.

The items recovered will go on display at the National Culture Museum, she said.

Source: AFP [June 21, 2017]
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