Tuesday, February 23, 2010
February 21st - and some went to the ruins
While the five of us were off on our nature adventure...Stanley, Doug and Ann all took a step back in time. The ancient Maya ruins of Cahal Pech near San Ignacio are serene, shaded and uncrowded. We tried to imagine that it was once a bustling city of 10, 000 with many palaces cut from limestone blocks; markets trading in jade, salt and feathers; artists carving figurines and whistles. Settled around 1200 B.C., the site was abandoned in the 9th century. The Maya themselves are resilient, and thousands still live in Belize today.
Posted by Cindy Pope at 5:05 AM