Category Archives: Tabasco

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 explains how and 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.

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, all sites belong to the pre-classic area of the ancient Maya civilization. The age of the buildings that you … Continue reading Getting around Chiapas – Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan

La Venta Museum Park – Olmecs

This article is about the La Venta Museum Park in Villahermosa. La Venta was one of the main ceremonial centers of the Olmecs who are believed to be the ancestors of the Mayan culture. La Venta itself was located on an Island in a swampy area beside the river Tonalá near the Golf of Mexico. Due to the construction of an … Continue reading La Venta Museum Park – Olmecs

2000-Year Old Pyramid and 30 Pre-Hispanic Burials Discovered in Veracruz – Mexico

2000-Year Old Pyramid and 30 Burials discovered in Veracruz – Mexico – 2013/07/12 In the news: A 2000-year old pyramid and 30 burials were discovered in Jaltipan in Veracruz, Mexico. The pyramid has a height of 12 m, depth of 60 m and a width of 25 m. It is the first stone-building found in … Continue reading 2000-Year Old Pyramid and 30 Pre-Hispanic Burials Discovered in Veracruz – Mexico