Altun Ha!

Destination, Altun Ha: Mayan Ruins – Belmopan, Belize, C.A.

The world is big.  I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.  ~John Muir

There are a lot of tombs here.  As well as a coveted jade head.  These Mayan Ruins have been beautifully kept for centuries.  It is well hidden and surrounded by trees.  It was so quiet and peaceful here.

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Can you imagine how long this structure below took, building it rock, by rock, by rock, back in the days when they didn’t have modern tools, concrete, and cranes?  I can’t even fathom how long it must have taken!

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This was a memorable experience.  We went to the highest points and over viewed the ruins.  It was amazing and bittersweet at the same time, knowing lives were buried inside.  But what a gorgeous setting for a tomb.

Until our next adventure~

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