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Ceremonial Center...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 12 July 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

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Altun Ha was a wealthy ceremonial center boasting two main plazas, thirteen structures (including the Temple of Sun God or the Temple of the Masonry Altars). Altun Ha is six miles west of the Caribbean Sea and it formed part of a unique cultural zone. There are also no stelae at Altun Ha but the discovery of rich tombs indicates that the ruling elite enjoyed access to substantial amounts of exotic goods.

The area around the Altun Ha is rich in wildlife including armadillos, bats, squirrels, agouti, paca, foxes, raccoons, coati, tyra, tapir and the white-tailed deer. Two hundred species of birds have been recorded and there are large crocodiles that inhabit the Maya-made water reservoir.

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Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.

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Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Judy, did you get the chance to visit Xunantunich?

12 Jul 2013 12:54pm

@Ralph Jones: No, Ralph, we didn't get that far west on our tour. I googled it and see that it is a magnificent site.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and very interesting !

12 Jul 2013 4:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful lines - I like this point of view.

12 Jul 2013 6:23pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderfully framed ... great depth and textures! p.s ~ I can't wait to see your photos of your meeting with the puppy :) Have a great weekend!

12 Jul 2013 7:19pm

@RBL: Thanks, Ruthie ... photos coming Sunday. ;D

franz from Baden, Austria

these stark pyramids are surely impressive, even with what little is left of them ...

12 Jul 2013 8:33pm

@franz: Fully agree, Franz.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great close-up of what appears to be the Temple of the Green Tomb!! I really love the textures

12 Jul 2013 8:38pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Such an amazing pace to see, you are so lucky, very nice shot

12 Jul 2013 9:40pm

@Alun: Interesting comment from you, Alun, who have access to so much history I'll never see.

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

This reminds me of the Angkor Wat in Cambodia :)♥

13 Jul 2013 1:41pm

@tyan: Really? That is interesting.

Abena from Illinois, United States

It's amazing that that is still standing up strong...it looks interesting to explore to me :D

13 Jul 2013 11:05pm

@Abena: If it hadn't been so beastly hot, we might have explored more than we did.

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Amazing!

14 Jul 2013 2:33am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Splendid take of this temple! Though old, it still makes a strong statement!

26 Jul 2013 6:58am