LOGIN

RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube
GLOSSARY       

SEARCHGLOSSARY

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PROFILESEARCH

Riveiera Maya/Quintana roo

Home Forums Field Trips & Conservation Riveiera Maya/Quintana roo

This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  Matt 2 years, 7 months ago.

Viewing 4 posts - 16 through 19 (of 19 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #354307

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Tulum Ruins,

    “The earliest date found in the site is A.D. 564 , an inscription on a stelae. This places Tulum within the Classic Period, though we know that its heyday was much later, 1200 – 1521 A.D., during the Late Post-classic Period. Tulum was the primary location for the Maya’s extensive trade network with both maritime and land routes converging here.”

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2560_zpsiffvsawn.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2558_zpswnn6iwzi.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2552_zps5ugihpqp.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2537_zpsflbh6klt.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2525_zps1yxuncim.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2531_01_zpszcymx13r.jpg

    #354308

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    Muyil. Lovely, lesser known site. We had it all to ourselves! Behind is the nature walk where I found the little fish hole, and lots of birds!

    “Muyil was a densely populated settlement during the pre-Hispanic era. Buildings were mainly of a civic-religious and residential nature and showcase the Peten architectural style. The site’s proximity to Muyil Lagoon made it an important maritime trade route, with relations to Coba well documented. Visitors can travel through the lagoons of Muyil and Chunyaxche including the ancient canal system dredged by the Maya that access the Caribbean Sea through Laguna Campechen and Boca Paila.

    Muyil seems to have been settled around 300 B.C., centuries before Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Tulum. It remained as a settlement up until the time of the Spanish invasion in the 16th Century where people either fled from the Spanish out of fear or were killed from diseases spread by the Spanish.”

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2709%202_zpsp8vyfwcz.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2706_zpse0hwjl22.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2610_zps53ykpgdx.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2616_zpsjbg7kifx.jpg

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2643_zpsrayfukva.jpg

    This was another pool along the boardwalk teaming with cichlids!

    http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z229/bigsky_photos/DSC_2702_zpsgks3n6eq.jpg

    #354311

    knutschi
    Participant

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! What a density of fish!

    #354341

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Wonderful stuff Jim, thanks a lot for sharing. Really looks like a stunning part of the world.

Viewing 4 posts - 16 through 19 (of 19 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.