Archaeologists discover remains of vast Mayan palace in Mexico Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered the remains of a vast Mayan palace over 1,000 years old in an ancient city about 100 miles west of the tourist hotspot of Cancún. The building in Kulubá is 55 metres long, 15 metres wide and six metres high, and appears to have been made up of six rooms, said Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History. 1000 years old. That is a long time. In terms of age we have a C13th castle and Abbey near here. Both are in ruins. Offas Dyke dates from the 700s but is basically just a ditch running alongside an earth mound. How did these indigenous people manage to build these things without the advantage of being white ?