This is an ancient Zoque site, built about 1000 years ago, which archaeologists
found on a 1997 expedition in the Chiapas region of Mexico. They believe it was
originally covered in glistening stucco, and could have served both as a
residence for Zoque leaders and as a site for ceremonies. Play the video clip
below to see what the complex may have looked like before the jungle swallowed
it—and how it could appear again if restored to its former glory.
You'll need one of the (free) software plugins—RealPlayer or QuickTime—to view the animation of the ruins. If you already have the software, choose an
appropriate connection speed or file size to view a clip.