Mayan dating system
Skull " data-medium-file="https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/skull.png? w=300&h=224" data-large-file="https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/skull.png? w=413" class="size-medium wp-image-45" title="Skull" alt="" src="https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/skull.png? w=300&h=224" height="224" width="300" srcset="https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/skull.png? w=300&h=224 300w, https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/skull.png? w=150&h=112 150w, https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/413w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" / Ancient Maya relics and human remains are discovered deep within the sacrificial pit of a cenote in Cancun Cenotes were considered sacred places of the Mayans not only because they were the only source of fresh water, but also because they represented the entrance to Xibalba, the underworld where their gods lived.
While visiting this hidden cenote though, i was in deep thought following a tale from local Maya elder about the mystical ‘alux‘ (similar to a leprechaun).Through their excavation efforts, researchers documented petroglyphs (rock engravings) and ancient pathways, as well as offerings such as human remains, ceramics, and jewellery dating from 800 B. But these are just theories, about which we can only speculate.True or not it took less than one minute to completely win me over.I rarely travel to the same place twice – there are far too many amazing places too see!!!The Mayan Riviera is a popular tourist spot in the eastern Yucatan Peninsula on the Mexican stretch of the Caribbean sea.Underground Cenote " data-medium-file="https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/cenote1.png? w=229" data-large-file="https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/cenote1.png? w=644" class=" wp-image-44" title="Underground Cenote" alt="" src="https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/cenote1.png?w=237&h=311" height="311" width="237" srcset="https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/cenote1.png? w=237&h=311 237w, https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/cenote1.png? w=474&h=622 474w, https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/cenote1.png? w=114&h=150 114w, https://janetctkc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/cenote1.png? w=229&h=300 229w" sizes="(max-width: 237px) 100vw, 237px" / “The watery graves of the Maya”, an article featured in National Geographic brought me to this part of the world and ignited my curiosity of the ancient Mayan underworld.The starting point is Playa Del Carmen and ends in Tulum including all those wonderful little towns in between.I have travelled throughout most of this area independently and intend to travel the rest…if not in this lifetime then in the afterlife, as the Mayans would say.But it is not uncommon around this part of Mexico for an older person that still lives to tell the tale or a team of archeologists to say that young female virgins were sacrificed where God would open up a road to bring in the gold that exists ‘down there’. Others speculate remains and artifacts were ‘tossed’ into the cenotes themselves. My Mayan Riviera Trail The Mayan Rivera has always appealed to me as a travel destination for its beauty and rich Mayan history.History and nightlife is a destination deal breaker for me and this part of the world has made my travel choice very easy.