Azul Maya: not only a pigment but a high-end nanomaterial used by the ancient Maya

Azul Maya: not only a pigment but a high-end nanomaterial used by the ancient Maya

When we talk about Maya heritage, one of the most important legacies in the Yucatan Peninsula is the “Azul Maya” (Maya Blue), a pigment developed widely by this civilization and used by different Mesoamerican cultures for the decoration of ceramics, textiles and murals, as explained by Romeo de Coss Gómez, researcher attached to the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) in Mérida, Yucatán.

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