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Yaxhá, Guatemala, is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600).

Yaxhá, Guatemala, is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600).

Misty view of the Temple of Inscriptions - Palenqcue, Yucatan, Mexico. Part of Yucatan trip my Mom and I took visting ruins from Mexico City to Cancun.

Misty View Of The Temple

Misty view of the Temple of Inscriptions - Palenqcue, Yucatan, Mexico. Part of Yucatan trip my Mom and I took visting ruins from Mexico City to Cancun.

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in northern Guatemala. This amazing site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park, and in 1979 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. -  http://www.oddee.com/item_96671.aspx#oYawMY3t55VtrC6o.99

12 of the World's Most Fascinating Ruins

Tikal is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in northern Guatemala. This amazing site is part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park, and in 1979 was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. - http://www.oddee.com/item_96671.aspx#oYawMY3t55VtrC6o.99

The Palenque Mayan ruins contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings that the Mayas produced

The Palenque Mayan ruins contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings that the Mayas produced

Pathfinders use the old Mayan script to communicate out in the wild. In particular they use it in order to warn other pathfinders of the conditions of a certain area/city.E.g. Sun means that the village/settlement is friendly towards pathfinders, willing to offer shelters, and no need to hide their identity as pathfinders.

Pathfinders use the old Mayan script to communicate out in the wild. In particular they use it in order to warn other pathfinders of the conditions of a certain area/city.E.g. Sun means that the village/settlement is friendly towards pathfinders, willing to offer shelters, and no need to hide their identity as pathfinders.

Tikal (Tik’al in modern Mayan orthography) is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala

Tikal (Tik’al in modern Mayan orthography) is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala

Coba Mexican Mayan ruins - Description: These isolated Indian ruins, miles away from civilization, are the remains of one of the largest Mayan cities.

Coba Mexican Mayan ruins - Description: These isolated Indian ruins, miles away from civilization, are the remains of one of the largest Mayan cities.

Altun Ha in Belize existed by at least 200 BC, perhaps even several centuries earlier, and flourished until the mysterious collapse of Classic Maya civilization around AD 900. Most of the temples date from around AD 550 to 650, though, like many Maya temples, most of them are composed of several layers, having been built over periodically in a series of renewals.

Altun Ha in Belize existed by at least 200 BC, perhaps even several centuries earlier, and flourished until the mysterious collapse of Classic Maya civilization around AD 900. Most of the temples date from around AD 550 to 650, though, like many Maya temples, most of them are composed of several layers, having been built over periodically in a series of renewals.

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

Lamanai (Belize). 'Spanning all phases of ancient Maya civilization, the ruins at Lamanai are known for their stone reliefs, impressive architecture, and their marvelous setting that overlooks the New River Lagoon and is surrounded by some of Northern Belize’s densest jungle. While on site, hear the roar of the howler monkeys while climbing the steep facade of the High Temple and admiring the deformed face on the Mask Temple.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/belize/northern-belize/lamanai

Lamanai (Belize). 'Spanning all phases of ancient Maya civilization, the ruins at Lamanai are known for their stone reliefs, impressive architecture, and their marvelous setting that overlooks the New River Lagoon and is surrounded by some of Northern Belize’s densest jungle. While on site, hear the roar of the howler monkeys while climbing the steep facade of the High Temple and admiring the deformed face on the Mask Temple.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/belize/northern-belize/lamanai

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

The Maya civilization site of Palenque lies in the foothills of the Chiapas mountains of southern Mexico

Maya Stele in Copan, Honduras. Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copán Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD.

Maya Stele in Copan, Honduras. Copán is an archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the Copán Department of western Honduras, not far from the border with Guatemala. It was the capital city of a major Classic period kingdom from the 5th to 9th centuries AD.