In Mexico found the earliest and largest known monumental building of the Mayan civilization. About the discovery of scientists June 3, reported in the journal Nature.
Archaeologists believed that the Mayan civilization developed gradually − first in the 1000-350 BC there were small villages, then people began to use ceramics and learned how to grow corn.
However, the recent discovery on an artificial plateau Seibal in Guatemala, Dating from 950 BC, put this model into question.
Now, American archaeologists from the University of Arizona found the Mexican municipality of Tabasco hidden under the earth, a huge monument of the same early period.
Scientists have discovered an artificial platform size 1413 meters from North to South and 399 meters from East to West, raised on 10-15 meters. Depart from platform nine wide roads.