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Faces From The Past

  • Posted Dec. 10, 2010 by Larry Nelson Viewed 2956 times

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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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    • # Neil

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

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    • # Artbee

      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?

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    • # Ray

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

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    • # Moira

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

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    • # Helen

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

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    • # Sara G

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

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    • # Lucinda

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

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    • # Brenda Nelson

      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!

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