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Travel Tuesday: Calakmul

Calakmul is a Mayan site hidden inside the jungles of the Mexican state of Campeche. It is one of the largest Mayan cities ever uncovered with over 6,500 ancient structures identified. Calakmul’s 55 meter (180 foot) high pyramid is by … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Caracol

Ahh, Belize and more Mayan ruins.  Here’s today’s Caracol. Siting high on the Vaca Plateau, 500 meters (1650 ft) above sea level, Caracol is the largest Maya site in Belize. It was once one of the largest ancient Maya cities, covering … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Lamanai

Here’s today’s travel place, Lamanai. Located in northern Belize, Lamanai was once a considerably sized Maya city. The ancient ruins are not completely uncovered yet. Archaeological work has concentrated on the investigation and restoration of the larger structures such as … Continue reading

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Tuesday Travel: Tikal

Ahh… the topping, Tikal! Located in the tropical rainforest of the Petén province, Tikal is the most famous of Guatemala’s Mayan ruins, and therefore the most visited. The site is awesome, with stunning temples and palaces as well as ceremonial … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Yaxha

Here’s today’s travel spot, Yaxha. The early Mayans built Yaxha on a ridge overlooking a lake by the same name – Yaxha translates as blue-green water in the Mayan language. It’s located in Peten region close to the border with … Continue reading

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Tuesday Travel: Uaxactun

Ah, the final for this month, Uaxactun. Uaxactun (pronounced [waʃakˈtun]) is an ancient sacred place of the Maya civilization, located in the Petén Basin region of the Maya lowlands, in the present-day department of Petén, Guatemala. The site lies some … Continue reading

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Travel Tuesday: Nakum

Here’s today’s offering, Nakum. Nakum is a good place to see archaeologists at work since excavations are taking place on what is the Mayans ‘largest research project. Most of the excavation is taking place in the south group – the … Continue reading

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