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Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya – Getting Around – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Yucatan with it’s eternal sunshine, it’s amazing beaches and the turquoise colored waters of the Caribbean Sea is a very popular travel destination for all kinds of tourists. The traveler can find many different travel accommodations along the Carribean coast line for all budget levels. The settlements vary from (meanwhile) big cities like Cancun or … Continue reading Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya – Getting Around – Visit All Famous Maya Ruins

Coba, ruled by women – highest pyramid of Yucatan at the Riviera Maya

Coba is a Mayan site on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, and is just 40 kilometers from Tulum at the Riviera Maya. This ancient Maya enter is different from the two other well known Maya cities, Chichen Itza and Tulum, especially through its vast size and the fact, that you can find the highest Mayan … Continue reading Coba, ruled by women – highest pyramid of Yucatan at the Riviera Maya

Izamal – Magic City in Yellow Colors

Izamal is one of 35 locations in Mexico, who received the title of a “Magic City” by the Secretary of Tourism in Mexico. These are mainly unknown towns, but also San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas is one of them. The small town of Izamal has 17000 inhabitants. It was built in colonial style … Continue reading Izamal – Magic City in Yellow Colors

Giant Maya Frieze found in Holmul – Guatemala

National Geographic announced the finding of a giant Maya frieze yesterday. The frieze, that is unique in size and quality was found in Holmul in Guatemala. Archaeologists estimate that the age of this artwork is about 1500 years old. – 2013-08-07 Holmul is a Maya site in the north east of Guatemala near the border … Continue reading Giant Maya Frieze found in Holmul – Guatemala

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

Tulum – Mexico – Turquoise colored Sea and Temple Ruins

Tulum is a small but fast growing village 2 hours south of Cancun at the Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The main village with it’s 15000 inhabitants is about 2 km distant from the beach, where hotel beside hotel were build along the sea for nearly 7 km. Only few hundred meters … Continue reading Tulum – Mexico – Turquoise colored Sea and Temple Ruins

4000 years old pyramid destroyed in Peru – pyramid destruction

In the news: I thought I should share this before I publish my next post: A second time within a short period a archaeological site in America was damaged. Some developers destroyed a more than 4000 years old pyramid of the El Paraiso site near Lima in Peru. They used heavy machines to break down … Continue reading 4000 years old pyramid destroyed in Peru – pyramid destruction

Chactun – New discovery of a lost Maya city

Chactun –  New discovery of a lost Maya city – Amazing Temples and Pyramids – 2013/07/03 This is just a short post: After 1000 years hidden in the forest a new finding of a Maya site – named Chactun, was published by the Mexican institute for archaeology INHA 2 days ago. Chactun is located in … Continue reading Chactun – New discovery of a lost Maya city