Category: Mayan

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rainforest

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rainforest

~ In search for legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.   Photograph by Dave Yoder, National Geographic By Douglas Preston Photographs by Dave Yoder An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never […]

Palenque, Mexico ~ Mayan Sites

Palenque, Mexico ~ Mayan Sites

The monumental ruins of Palenque. Photo Luis Reyes-Galind Surrounded by a dense jungle forest in a dramatic mountain setting, Palenque is widely regarded as the most atmospheric and impressive of Mexico’s Mayan ruins. Palenque’s monumental stone temples are famed for their architectural sophistication and fine sculptures, and are made even more interesting by the detailed […]

Lost Mayan City of Copan ~ Honduras

Lost Mayan City of Copan ~ Honduras

  For those of you with an interest in history and archaeology, the western corner of Honduras hides a pearl of place for you… What is Copán? Copán was once one of the most beautiful and important cities of the Maya civilization – one of the great ancient cultures of the American continent.   Today, the […]

Ancient Mayan Uxmal ~ Pyramids

Ancient Mayan Uxmal ~ Pyramids

    Uxmal means “thrice built” in Mayan. Uxmal, is set in the Puuc hills, which give their name to this architectural style. Uxmal like Chichén Itzá shows some influence of the Toltecs although to a much lesser degree. The ruins are magnificent and dignified, commanding good views of the low-lying regions around the site. […]