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The Maya Calendar – Part 5 – The Long Count in the Maya Inscriptions

This post “The Maya Calendar” is an excerpt of the 2nd edition of my book “The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest”, a travel guide to the most important Maya sites on the Yucatán peninsula – in México and Guatemala. The 2nd edition will be published as print and ebook in spring … Continue reading The Maya Calendar – Part 5 – The Long Count in the Maya Inscriptions

The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

What I missed in all my travels through the world of the Maya, was a book that concisely explained where the interesting Mayan ruins are located, how to get there, a short guide which otherwise was limited to the description of the Maya sites and lacked the overload of restaurant and hotel descriptions. Because something … Continue reading The Maya Sites – Hidden Treasures of the Rain Forest

Getting around Chiapas – Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan

The Exotic Route – Gulf Coast and Chiapas I call this second part of the travel “the exotic route” because from here on we are leaving the main tourist areas. Except of Edzna, our first destination, most sites were founded during the pre-classic area of the ancient Maya civilization. The age of the buildings that … Continue reading Getting around Chiapas – Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan

Palenque – Misty and Mystic

High temperatures and humidity will accompany you when you go for a visit to the ancient Maya town Palenque. The ruins of this town were covered by jungle for more than 1000 years. When the archaeologist Stephens visited Palenque in 1841 he had to cut a path through the jungle. Today it’s quite simple to get there. The city … Continue reading Palenque – Misty and Mystic