Tag Archives: #tuesdaytravel

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

Posted in Travel Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Travel Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Travel Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel Tuesday: Iximche

Here’s today’s Mayan temple, Iximche Iximcheʼ (/iʃimˈtʃeʔ/) (or Iximché using Spanish orthography) is a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the western highlands of Guatemala. Iximche was the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524. The architecture of the site included a number of pyramid-temples, palaces and two Mesoamerican … Continue reading

Posted in Travel Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Travel Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Travel Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel Tuesday: Zaculeu

Here’s today’s offering, Zaculeu. The ruins at Zaculeu, capital of the Mam Mayans, are astoundingly impressive, even though a 1940s restoration effort obscured much of their magnificence. Zaculeu was both a religious center and a fortress. It was somewhat successful … Continue reading

Posted in Travel Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment