Category Archives: Ruins

Welcome to Monte Alban

High above the valley of Oaxaca lies the ancient city of the Zapotec civilization – Monte Alban. Arqueologists believe that it was founded around 500BC but it was abandoned by the time the Spaniards arrived. All that was left was this magnificent city and its temples. Mexico, Central America, and South America have so many […]

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The Majesty of Teotihuacán

Centuries before the Aztecs ruled Mexico at Tenochtitlan, there was another ancient city that rose up with temples and pyramids that extended to the stars. The grand city of Teotihuacán emerged on the outskirts of what is now Mexico City beginning in the 1st Century AD and reaching its peak in the 7th Century AD. […]

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El Castillo de Tulum

The most impressive of the ruins in Tulum has to be El Castillo (The Castle). This is where the Mayan king would hold court over the most important civil and religious ceremonies. It sits atop a cliff facing out to the Caribbean and looks very imposing from land and from sea. At one time this […]

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