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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

WWMW - Tulum Maya

About an hour's drive from Cancun (no, we didn't go to Cancun) on the Yucatan Peninsula are the ruins of Tulum, the "walled city". These Mayan ruins are surrounded by a massive stone wall that has withstood countless hurricanes. Now they are protected and cannot be climbed on or entered.

The buildings were for ceremonies and also were aligned with the sun, marking the soltices and the equinoxes.

There is some evidence that the Mayans who lived here were in contact with the ancient Anasazi tribes in Arizona.

Tulum was also a major trading post.

We only had a short time here but there was certainly much to see and wonder about.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Amazing place! I'm always so impressed with what ancient cultures were capable of building.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Roxie said...

Awesome,awesome photos!

9:39 AM  

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