Pre-Mayan Paintings discovered near Chichen Itza
Diario de Yucatan reports that the cave paintings recently discovered in a cave near Chichen Itza are authentic and date back 7000-9000 years. Anthropologists discovered the cave called "Gruta Kab" in Kaua, about fifteen minutes outside of the latest wonder of the world, Chichen Itza. The paintings are said to be of humans, animals and birds and created using a soil rich in iron oxide as paint. Shards of dishes were also discovered as well as more recent drawings of the Mayan era. There was some doubt about the authenticity due to recent problems with graffiti in the caverns of the region. Chichen Itza is about 200 km away from Cancun and is a popular tourist destination when vacationing in this area.