Yaxhá, Guatemala, is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period (c. AD 250–600).

Yaxhá, Guatemala, is a Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Petén Basin region, and a former ceremonial centre and city of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum

My Sleepy Kisser... with feelings hid... : Photo

Mictlantecuhtli, "Lord of the underworld", from tecuh-tli "sir" and Mictlan "place of the Dead", is the Aztec, Zapotec and Mixtec God of the underworld and the dead of the ancient México.

Aztec temple in Yucatan, Mexico would be a place I would stop by while going through the country. The Aztecs have so much history and are so famous it would be hard no to go in see these temples.

Mexico Travel Inspiration - Aztec temple in Yucatan, Mexico would be a place I would stop by while going through the country. The Aztecs have so much history and are so famous it would be hard no to go in see these temples.

El Templo Mayor fue uno de los templos principales de los aztecas en el capital ciudad de Tenochtitlán, que ahora es la ciudad de México. Fue construido en el centro de la ciudad donde las rituales más importante pasan.  El templo se llama el huey  teocalli, fue dedicado a dos dioses. Huitzilopochtli, el dios de guerra, y Tialoc, el dios de llueve y agricultura, y  ambos tenían un estatuario en la cima de la pirámide. Los pirámides representado dos montañas sagradas.

Reconstruction of tenochtitlan (Mexico City Zocalo) All the temple stones were pretty much torn down to make the Cathedral, Presidential Palace etc.

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Chichen Itza is the most important archaeological vestige of the Maya-Toltec civilization in Yucatán, Mexico (10th-15th centuries)

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Chichen Itza is the most important archaeological vestige of the Maya-Toltec civilization in Yucatán, Mexico centuries)

Quetzalcóatl, Codex Borbonicus. 16th century, author unknown. This is the Aztec depiction of the sun god. Quetzal, from quetzalli (meaning 'beautiful') and cóatl (meaning 'serpent') In Aztec culture, he was brother to Tezcatlipoca. In Toltec culture, they were rivals.

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Post-fourth grade lesson on Mayan Civilization, this one has been on the list. Chichen Itza, Tinum, Mexico.

Chichen Itza (Aztec Empire)

Ancient Mayan Ruins, Chichen Itza, Mexico--One of my favorite trips in Mexico!

Illustration showing the Coatlicue statue, which was discovered in the main plaza of Mexico City in 1790. Coatlicue is the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and to Huitzilopochtli, god of the sun and war

Illustration showing the Coatlicue statue, which was discovered in the main plaza of Mexico City in Coatlicue is the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and to Huitzilopochtli, god of the sun and war

An "eccentric flint," a scepter. The main image and the two branches represent "God K" or K'awiil.

An "eccentric flint," a scepter. The main image and the two branches represent "God K" or K'awiil. [One of the very finest examples of classic Mayan flint knapping.

Atlantes de Tula: These atlantes (Toltec warriors columns) originally held up a wooden roof on the top of one of the main pyramids of Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico.

Toltec warrior columns in the ancient city of Tula in Hidalgo, Mexico (A. I love Tula and especially these Toltec warriors.

Quipus are books from the ancient Inca empire in Peru. But these books are so special, they are not made on paper, or leather, or parchment, they are not even carved on stone. These books are made of colorful yarn strings attached to a main cord, and instead of letters or numbers, they used knots! Lets learn how they were done.

Quipus are books from the ancient Inca empire in Peru. But these books are so special, they are not made on paper, or leather, or parchment, they are not even - Art for kids

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