The amazing Mayan civilization

The amazing Mayan civilization

Riviera Maya, Archeological Vestiges
Riviera Maya, Archeological Vestiges
Riviera Maya, Archeological Vestiges

Archeological Vestiges, Mexico

“It is a universe of cosmogony; this sacred land that has been venerated for generations. A universe filled with knowledge and wisdom that never fails to surprise you with impressive edifices, its reminders of how a multiplicity of gods were honored by the sacred temples built in their name, gods that still today, have not completed telling their stories, recounting their history. There are totems that bear inscriptions still to be deciphered and, perhaps, forever undecipherable. There are thousands of canals in this universe, created by man to connect the communicating vessels along with observatories from which to study the rest of this vast universe”.

The Mayan civilization has been a thing of wonder for the whole world. All of its extraordinary accomplishments have been remarked upon by scholars and scientists in untold numbers; their perfect mathematical calculations, their numbers system, their way of predicting the cycles of the seasons and the proven ability of their members to navigate the seas. All true marvels, even today.

The Riviera Maya offers several Mayan settlements in its surroundings. One of them is the archaeological ruins of Tulum, one of the most impressive ruins that were built on a cliff on the Caribbean Sea.

Chichén Itzá is one of the main archaeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula, in Mexico. A renowned and important vestige of the Mayan civilization, the main buildings that remain there correspond to the time of the decline of Mayan culture itself referred to by archaeologists as the Postclassic period.

Chichen Itza was the city where the Mayans built temples and monuments, among them "The Castle" and "El Caracol". The impressive architecture that still reamins to this day is emblematic of the Toltecs. The God that presides over the site, according to Mayan mythology, is Kukulcan, a Mayan representation of Quetzalcoatl a God taken from the Pantheon of the Toltec culture. That being said, it is considered that Chichén Itzá was a city or a ceremonial center, which went through various constructive periods and influences of the various peoples that occupied and that drove it from its foundation.

The archaeological site of Chichén Itzá was added to the World Heritage list by Unesco in 1988. On July 7, 2007, it was recognized as one of the new wonders of the world, by a private initiative without the support of Unesco, but with the recognition of millions of voters around the world.


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