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2,000-Year-Old Ancient Map Revealed in Mysterious Petroglyph on a Volcanic Rock

A stone map was discovered in Colima, Mexico which supposedly dates back to 200 BC – 200 AD.

At first, archeologists believed it to date back to 1000 – 1500 AD, around the Chanal or Postclassic Colimense phase, but it was, later on, discovered that it is more closely related to the early tombs of Late Preclassic and Early Classic Periods instead.

The stone is believed to have originally been the result of an ancient eruption of the Colima volcano which is around fourteen kilometers away from the site where it was discovered.

The stone is a basalt volcanic rock and it’s full of markings that make up one of the most well preserved ancient maps ever uncovered.

It’s about 1.7 meters tall and it’s oriented towards the Colima volcano.

The petroglyphs discovered on the stone are very detailed, to say the least. For example, the carved hollows are representing villages while the lines are showcase the natural orographic and hydrological features of the area.

Some of its aspects might also have something to do with the geographical landscape of the south slope of the Colima volcano. We know this because of the ravines and rivers which are still there to this day.

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