Xunantunich Mayan Ruins - Belize
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 17° 05.338 W 089° 08.495
16Q E 272106 N 1890649
Quick Description: Some of the oldest Frieze Art on the planet!
Location: Belize
Date Posted: 7/27/2014 12:36:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMM5Y1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun
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Long Description:
Some of the oldest Frieze Art on the planet! Amazing place to visit! The guides were very knowledgeable. The Xunantunich Mayan Ruins go back to the Middle ,Preclassic (600-300 BC) period.

In comparison to other neighboring sites, the history of the Maya at Xunantunich is relatively short. Early Belize Maya settlers may have established a small village at the site during the Middle ,Preclassic (600-300 BC) period, but the ancient city, as we know it, rose to prominence and declined between AD 700 to 1000. This rather late development is unusual because it indicates that while most other cities in the region were waning during the troubled Terminal Classic period (AD 800-900), the fortunes of Xunantunich were on the rise. A well developed site, Xunantunich is on the Belize.com Top Ten Maya Sites of Belize list. (visit link)
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