Faces From The Past

by Larry Nelson December. 10, 2010 3046 views

Chankanaab National Marine Park on Cozumel Island, Mexico, features several attractions, including an Archaeological Tour that has replicas of many statues from the Mayan culture and other early civilizations in Mexico.

Mayans practiced human sacrifice. This particular statue has a flat place where its hands come together on its stomach. The human being sacrificed would have their heart cut out and placed on the staute's hands.

Covered arch made of flat stone slabs.

Small replica of a Mayan temple.

The path was a maze leading through the lush greenery.

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Ole Kristian Valle 6 years, 10 months ago

It must be very interesting visiting this place.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Neil Rosenberger 6 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for the mini-vacation and History Tour, Larry !! Great shots !! cd

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
David Cardona 6 years, 10 months ago

Awesome!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 10 months ago

Fantatic set!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for sharing the tour Larry! Extraordinary replicas and interesting history! Amazing photos! Did you look back a few times while you walked down that lovely path?

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Ray King 6 years, 10 months ago

Nice set. Is that temple more an altar than a temple as we would know it?

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 10 months ago

Definitely " Gonzo " as Brenda suggested TFS this interesting set.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 6 years, 10 months ago

Fantastic photos Larry, although the thought of human sacrifices gives me the shivers!!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jarvo Laysell 6 years, 10 months ago

Very interesting set Larry. Is #2 an elephant?

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jet28 6 years, 10 months ago

Interesting set :-)

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sara G 6 years, 10 months ago

Spooky heads! Love the ruins and to walk there..my fav is #6..great shots Larry.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lucinda 6 years, 10 months ago

Wow, great compositions and thanks for the history. I thought the Aztecs were the barbaric ones...guess they both were.

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 10 months ago

beautiful set !

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Brenda Nelson 6 years, 10 months ago

I really like the Olmec head in #5 - and I think #2 looks like Gonzo on "Sesame Street"! You got some great shots from there!

6 years, 10 months ago Edited
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