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October 10, 2019

Ancient storehouse in Maya village of Ceren

An ancient storehouse in the Maya village of Ceren in El Salvador. Structures in the village were buried in up to 17 feet of ash over a period of several days in A.D. 660, freezing the 1,400-year-old village in time.

Learn more about National Science Foundation-supported archaeological research taking place in Ceren in the NSF News From the Field story Buried in ash, ancient Salvadoran village shows images of daily life. (Date image taken: 2000-2015; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 10, 2019)

Credit: University of Colorado

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