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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: All recovered components of SCP-XXXX are stored in the climate-controlled vault at Site-73. SCP-XXXX-1 documents are preserved in the Site-73 archives. All archaeological excavations, new construction, and mining endeavors in the northern Andes are to be monitored for any additional components of SCP-XXXX.

Addendum: While there is no need to isolate components of SCP-XXXX from each other, no attempts at reconstruction are to be made at this time.

Description: SCP-XXXX designates a collection of artifacts discovered in and around a cave in [REDACTED]. The artifacts range from three (3) centimeters to five (5) meters in length and █ g to ███ kg in mass. Artifacts are constructed from wood, stone, gold, silver, copper, arsenic bronze, obsidian, fired clay, and bone (human, canine, feline, camelid, and [REDACTED]). All tested samples of wood and bone carbon-date to between ████ and ████ CE. There is no other evidence of [REDACTED] genera living in South America at that time. The stone has been linked to quarries in [REDACTED].

The artifacts have been identified as the components of a structure of unknown design and purpose. Some, but not all, of the components appear to be mechanical in nature. It is estimated that perhaps 60% of the components are in Foundation custody. The organic nature of many of the components makes it possible that some of the remaining components have decayed, but it is estimated that ██% of the components have yet to be discovered, or have been recovered by other parties.1

SCP-XXXX-1 designates a collection of bark-paper codices in Maya script, discovered in the same cave as the plurality of the SCP-XXXX artifacts. All tested samples of the bark paper carbon-date to around ████ CE, roughly contemporary with the organic components of SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-1 is largely consistent with other postclassical Maya codices apart from many unusual glyph combinations which have been identified as phonetic representation of words from other languages. As knowledge of the Maya syllabary has improved it has become possible to identify words in the Quechua, Nahuatl, and [REDACTED] languages.