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06/24/2011 01:36 pm ET | Updated Aug 24, 2011

Ancient Mayan Tomb's Secrets Revealed With Tiny Camera In Mexico (VIDEO)

Mexican archaeologists used a tiny, state-of-the-art camera to unveil the long-kept secrets of a Mayan tomb thought to be 1,500 years old.

As the BBC is reporting, scientists from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History were able to capture images of the stunning burial chamber in Palenque by lowering the microscopic device 16 feet down into the tomb.

The camera captured a series of red paint and black figures emblazoned across its walls.

The tomb is located in Palenque, an expansive set of stone ruins in the Mexican state of Chiapas, Live Science reports. It was discovered more than a decade ago, but the stonework and location prevented exploration.

Watch the report, including images of the tomb, here:

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